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Restaurant Hit by Plane to Reopen Next Spring

Posted September 28, 2007 2:32 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2007 10:59 p.m. EDT

— A week after a plane slammed into McCall's BBQ and Seafood, the owner said Friday that he hopes to reopen the popular Clayton restaurant next spring.

Garry Stephen Reid, of Galivants Ferry, S.C., died last Friday morning when the single-engine 1947 North American Navion he was piloting crashed into the front of McCall's, at 10365 U.S. Highway 70 West.

No one else was injured in the crash, which occurred about an hour before the restaurant was scheduled to open for lunch.

McCall's owner Worth Westbrook said he is working with insurance adjusters on a damage estimate. But he said he plans to reopen the restaurant in six to eight months.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are examining the plane's wreckage and are interviewing eyewitnesses to determine the cause of the crash.