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Pilot dies in small plane crash

Posted June 19, 2009

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— The pilot of a single-engine plane died when it crashed about a mile south of a small Columbus County town Thursday evening, state troopers said.

Shannon Lee Harrelson, 38, was the only person aboard the plane when it down off N.C. Highway 410 at 7:07 p.m., troopers said. More details about the crash were not available.

Troopers said Harrelson, of Chadbourn, was the father of 5-year-old twin girls.


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  • Desiderata Jun 19, 2009

    How incredibly sad and what a misfortunate incident..just before fathers day too!! Pray for his family this weekend..

  • coryald23 Jun 19, 2009

    I personally worked with him while he worked for Duke University Life Flight, this was a good man...he loved his family, he loved his friends and he loved helping the public of North Carolina by being a nurse/EMT. North Carolina lost a great public servant yesterday! He will be deeply missed by all with-in the nursing/ems field. RIP...God bless your family and I know I'm a better person having known such a good man!