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Two shaken up in Oxford plane crash

Posted June 13, 2013

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— The pilot and passenger of a small plane were badly shaken but not seriously injured Thursday when their craft landed in an Oxford wheat field.

"A guy come out of the field with his head bleeding. It was bleeding so bad, and he couldn't see," witness Bruce Crew said.

Matt McKee, 51, of Franklin County, was at the controls. He told Drew that his engine sputtered and then died about 10 minutes after takeoff from the Henderson-Oxford Airport.

His passenger, the plane's owner, Albert Wehe, 81, of Raleigh, was a bit more shaken up, Crew said.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Beech A23, fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft took off just after 10 a.m. It hit the ground just off Huntsboro Road, about a mile from the airport, about 10 minutes later.

A small plane went down Thursday in a Granville County field. Minor injuries reported in Granville plane crash

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  • michaelclay Jun 13, 2:05 p.m.

    AtALost, I couldn't have stated it better. Nosy people would have been in the way. For most of us just knowing that it happened and that everyone is ok is enough.

  • theendoftheroad Jun 13, 1:45 p.m.

    Huntsboro

  • AtALost Jun 13, 1:13 p.m.

    "I agree. Where this happened at other than "rural Granville county in Oxford" would have been nice! "

    They probably don't want nosy people rushing over to see it up close and personal.

  • tarheelsfan0806 Jun 13, 1:01 p.m.

    I agree. Where this happened at other than "rural Granville county in Oxford" would have been nice! However, you can't expect too much from WRAL since it did happened in Granville county.

  • carolinaflyboy72 Jun 13, 11:29 a.m.

    Looks like the pilot did a good job landing it safely in that field. If there are any injuries, I'll bet they're minor. Who cares about a little bent metal, as long as everyone is ok.

  • Terkel Jun 13, 11:04 a.m.

    At least the name of the nearest crossroads would have been nice.