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Pilot dies in small plane crash

Posted June 19, 2009 10:03 a.m. EDT

— The pilot of a single-engine plane died when it crashed about a mile south of a small Columbus County town Thursday evening, state troopers said.

Shannon Lee Harrelson, 38, was the only person aboard the plane when it down off N.C. Highway 410 at 7:07 p.m., troopers said. More details about the crash were not available.

Troopers said Harrelson, of Chadbourn, was the father of 5-year-old twin girls.