Local News

Wind blows plane off tarmac

Posted January 8, 2009 10:19 a.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2009 1:09 p.m. EST

— High winds blew a single-engine plane off the tarmac at a local airport Wednesday night.

The plane was parked at the North Raleigh Airport, off N.C. Highway 56 in Louisburg, when gusty winds picked it up and tossed it into some nearby woods. Airport employees said they heard the winds pick up around 8 p.m. and shortly after found the plane in the woods.

The plane, a Cessna 182, was a total loss, officials said.

The owner, whose name hasn't been released, is a private individual who lives in Wisconsin, employees said.