Two reportedly dead in Winston-Salem airplane crash
Posted March 31, 2013
Winston-Salem, N.C. — A small airplane with two people on board crashed and burned in a Winston-Salem neighborhood Sunday afternoon.
Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the fixed-wing single-engine Lancair LC-42 was headed from North Wilkesboro to Washington, N.C., when it crashed shortly after 12:45 p.m. in the 900 block Kearns Avenue, a residential area between Forsyth Country Club and Wake Forest University.
WFMY-TV in Greensboro reported that the two passengers, whose identities were not released, died.
"It sounded like a tree fell on someone's home," said witness Dana Triplett. "(It was a) real loud noise, and then the ground shook."
Triplett said he was inside his home at the time and that when he went outside to investigate, he saw "a big mushroom cloud of black smoke."
No one on the ground was injured, and no buildings were damaged.