Plane Crash In the N.C. Mountains Killed Three

Three people died on Saturday when a private plane bounced on landing at a private mountain airstrip, hit two other planes and burst into flames.

The FAA says the crash occurred about 10:15 a.m. at Mountain Air, a private golf development north of Asheville.

The Mountain Air Web site said the resort is 44-hundred feet above sea level and has a 2,875-foot runway. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the four-seat, single engine plane bounced when it landed and hit two other planes.

All three aircraft burst into flames. Bergen says it wasn't known whether the three victims all were in the same aircraft. Two victims were doctors at St. Petersburg, Florida, General Hospital.

The hospital said they were Freddy A. Camuzzi and Charles R. Freeble the Third.


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