No cause listed on preliminary report for fatal airplane crash

Luke Parker did not file a flight plan or receive air-traffic control service, according to the FAA. (Source: Flickr)
Luke Parker did not file a flight plan or receive air-traffic control service, according to the FAA. (Source: Flickr)

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Preliminary reports from the NTSB has no cause listed in connection to a fatal airplane crash that happened in Duplin County earlier this month.

Marine Corps Major Luke Parker was killed Nov. 17 when a single-engine airplane crashed on its way to the Duplin County Airport in Kenansville.

According to the NTSB, a worker at Albert Ellis Airport, near Onslow County, noticed an airplane taking off the ramp, but was unable to see the registration number. The report says the worker remembers that it was very foggy at the time.

A family member of the pilot reported the airplane was overdue for arrival to the FAA on the morning of Nov. 18.

The wrecked plane was found about three-fourths of a mile northeast of the runway in Kenansville in a heavily wooded area.

A final report from the NTS on the accident may take several months to complete.

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