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Small plane makes emergency landing on US1 in Chatham County



(found him from departure, to ZDC hand off, to GVL hand off, audio really in the weeds, so never could hear the emergency call, but finally cleared up as he found a place to put it down.  real short clip, and he's ok)

MONCURE, N.C. (WNCN) — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has confirmed that a small plane or a glider made an emergency landing in Chatham County on Thursday afternoon.

According to NCSHP, the single-engine aircraft landed on U.S. 1 northbound at about 3:30 p.m. near Exit 81 towards Pea Ridge Road and Moncure.

They said there were no injuries.According to flight plans, the plane was headed to Ocean Isle Beach after taking off from Lynchburg, Virginia at about 3 p.m.

At this time, it is unclear what caused the emergency landing and if the plane or glider hit anything on the way down.

NCSHP said the plane was still on the highway Thursday night and is expected to remain there until Friday morning.


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