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Small plane crashes in Croatan Sound; pilot missing

Posted January 13, 2013 4:04 p.m. EST
Updated January 13, 2013 10:32 p.m. EST

— A pilot has gone missing after his twin-engine plane crashed in the Croatan Sound near Manteo early Sunday afternoon, according the Coast Guard.

The plane crashed while approaching the Dare County regional airport on Roanoke Island around 11:45 a.m., authorities told WITN News.

Dare County emergency responders rescued a passenger, who they said appeared to be in fairly good shape. She was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head. Her condition and identity have not been released.

A Dare County dive team and a Coast Guard boat and helicopter searched for the missing pilot. The search was suspended after dark, but authorities planned to resume it Monday morning.