Two killed in Cape Fear River plane crash
HARNETT COUNTY (WTVD) -- Officials said Friday that there were two people aboard a small plane that crashed in the Cape Fear River Wednesday evening and they both died.
The North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol located the aircraft just before 3 p.m. Thursday in the Cape Fear River.
The two on board were identified as 78-year-old Bennie Dalton Williams of Commanche Drive in Erwin and 61-year-old Ronald Waits Forbes of Independence Drive in Hope Mills.
According to FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen, the flight departed from Philadelphia Municipal Airport Wednesday headed to Harnett County. It was tracked a mile from Harnett Regional Jetport
The search began after family reported the overdue plane to the FAA. According to Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins, the FAA lost track of the plane around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The CAP located the aircraft after tracking its electronic locator transmission. The single-engine Cessna was registered in Harnett County.
Pictures from Chopper 11 HD showed wreckage in very shallow water in the river.
harnett county, plane crash, local/state
- Vigil for Jesus Huerta takes violent turn 2 min ago
- 'Duck Dynasty' star on hiatus after anti-gay comments
- Photos: Clinton is Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating
- Whole Foods will stop selling Chobani
- Over 75 injured in partial London theater collapse
- Target security breach affects up to 40M cards
- FAA reveals what caused Southwest flight to plummet
- 30 injured as bus overturns on California freeway
- No. 8 Duke beats UCLA 80-63 33 min ago
- NCCU new head football coach named 20 min ago
- NC ferry towed from sandbar after running aground
- Camp director facing child porn charges
- Troxler endorses Tillis for Senate primary in NC
- Trial for Army general facing sex charges delayed
- NCCU new head football coach named
19 min ago
- abc11.com home
- Site Map
- Advertise with Us
- Contact Us
- Online Public Inspection File
- Technical Help