Pilot Injured When Small Plane Crashes

A North Carolina official says a 72-year-old man has been injured when a small plane crashed in a parking lot near a small airstrip.

New Hanover County sheriff's Cpl. J.J. Brewer said in a news release that pilot Ted G. Stone was taken to a local hospital with a broken leg and several cuts. No one else was injured in the crash.

Brewer said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified to investigate.

Billy Lewis told the StarNews of Wilmington that he has seen the distinctive yellow plane take off a couple of times in the past two weeks from a small airstrip next to Veterans Park where it crashed.

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