Small plane crashes in Franklin County

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Monday, September 7, 2015
Small plane crashes in Franklin County
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A small twin-engine plane went down in Franklin County near Louisburg

FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina Highway Patrol said a small, twin-engine plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Franklin County.

A spokesperson with the FAA said it was a DHC-6 aircraft with three people on board. It crashed around 3:30 p.m. at the North Raleigh Airport near Louisburg.

Two of the three people on board were hurt, but authorities said their injuries are not serious.

A Highway Patrol sergeant named the pilot as 37-year old Michael Vargo. The two passengers with him were Tim Baldwin and John Schroeder.

It was not released which of the three passengers were hurt.

"It was pretty intense," said Lisa Weaver, who was on her way back from the store when she saw the wreckage.

"There were probably about 10 Highway Patrol, three ambulances...there was like three or four fire trucks," said Weaver.

The FAA is investigating.

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