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Two dead, two injured in small plane crash in Onslow County

Sound Road is closed off by deputies.
Sound Road is closed off by deputies.(WITN)
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 4:54 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 6:04 PM EDT
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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The fire chief of Holly Ridge says two people have died in the plane crash in Onslow County Thursday.

We’re told two other passengers on the plane were injured and brought to the hospital.

The fire chief says the crash took place in a heavily wooded area.

Sgt. Edwards with highway patrol says witnesses saw and heard the plane seem to have “some type of stress” and be unable to gain enough lift during takeoff.

Edwards says the Federal Aviation Administration is coming from Goldsboro to investigate the crash Friday morning.

Emergency management says the plane went down between Holly Ridge and Surf City late this afternoon. The crash site was located around 6:30 p.m.

The FAA tells WITN a single-engine Mooney M20J crashed after departing from Holly Ridge-Topsail Island Airport in Holly Ridge around 5:00 p.m. The FAA and NTSB will investigate.

Law enforcement officers blocked off Sound Road. That is in the vicinity of the Holly Ridge Airpark just outside of Holly Ridge.

Just before 6 p.m., two Onslow County ambulances were seen going into the closed-off area.

Stay with WITN-TV and WITN.com for more on this developing story.

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