Local News

Crews Remove Wreckage From Lee County Plane Crash

Posted Updated

LEE COUNTY, N.C. — Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board started removing the wreckage from a plane crash in Lee County late Thursday.

Salvage crews will move the Cessna to a hangar in Georgia where the NTSB will continue to investigate why it crashed.

The pilot, Jaime Beingolea, was killed Wednesday when the plane took off from the Sanford/Lee County Regional Airport. His four passengers survived with only minor injuries.

They were headed to the Centennial of Flight Celebration on the Outer Banks.


Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.