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Power Line May Have Contributed to Plane Crash

Posted May 22, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Aviation officials say an encounter with a power line may have contributed to the crash of an ultra-light plane Tuesday night in Moore County.

Authorities say the aircraft clipped the power line before falling into a golf course lake.

The pilot, 38-year-old James Capstaff of Aberdeen was killed in the crash. His passenger survived with minor injuries.