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Pilot in serious condition days after crash

Posted June 3, 2008 8:48 p.m. EDT
Updated June 4, 2008 12:36 a.m. EDT

— A pilot whose single engine plane crashed on Interstate 85 has improved to serious condition.

Richard Fuller had been in critical condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. But nursing supervisor Michelle Boyce said Monday that he was in serious condition.

Fuller was airlifted to the hospital after the Friday night crash. The Durham County sheriff's deputy was the only person aboard the aircraft.

The plane crashed on Interstate 85 at about 7 p.m. near a grass landing strip just south of the freeway. The crash slowed traffic to a crawl, but no other injuries were reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.

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