Investigator Says Pilot Tried To Roll Aircraft Before Fatal Crash

A federal investigator said the pilot of a small plane that crashed at the Elkin airport tried a roll maneuver just before the plane crashed.

Lawrence Darrell Proctor of Greensboro died Sunday in the crash of the RV-4. The plane is constructed from a kit and is capable of aerobatics.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tim Monville said Monday the plane attempted a maneuver known as an aileron roll when it lost control, hit an embankment and caught fire.

The 64-year-old Proctor had flown with two friends in separate planes to Elkin to visit other friends. The crash occurred as the planes left the airport.

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