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Report: Small plane crashed right after takeoff

Posted June 23, 2008

— Charles Zeigra, 58, of Raleigh, had just taken off from a private airstrip near Dunn when his wing clipped the ground, causing the crash that claimed his life.

A preliminary report from federal investigators indicates that Zeigra was just five minutes into his flight June 14 when his ultralight plane crashed.

The final report on the crash is expected in a few months.


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  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Jun 24, 2008

    Not much details here. Ultralights are slow, so 5 minutes could still be in a long takeoff mode...

    Sorry to here about the loss. Condolences to the family.

  • maxpower Jun 23, 2008

    "Had just taken off" and "five minutes into his flight". Big difference of time here.

  • Godschild43 Jun 23, 2008

    My prayers goes out to the family.May God bbe with them.