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Small plane flips during landing on Gaston Lake

Posted April 24, 2016

— A small plane with three people onboard rolled three times while trying to land on Lake Gaston Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Officials said the aircraft—a 2005 Maule 235 single engine plane—was piloted by Paul Heaton Jr. Authorities said Heaton regularly lands the aircraft on Gaston Lake without incident.

Heaton Jr. and two passengers onboard were not hurt in the accident, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash. No additional information has been released.


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