March 7th, 2012|
March 7, 2012
In North Carolina, a 51-year-old man and his girlfriend, both of Commerce Township, were killed in a plane crash on Friday, according to the Livingston Daily.
The man’s single-engine Cessna Columbia 350 he was piloting originated in Commerce Township and stopped at Davidson County Airport. The couple stayed there overnight while the man was conducting business, authorities said.
Then they departed the Davidson County Airport about 1:15 p.m. on Friday and crashed shortly thereafter into High Rock Lake.
Around 1:45 p.m. residents and fishermen heard a loud noise, and one person said that he saw a plane go into the lake, not far from Tamarac Marina.
A fisherman steered his boat toward the sound and came upon a large debris field. He told the newspaper that he saw no signs of life.
The debris showed “absolute devastation,” and a severe impact with the water, given the number of small pieces of the plane in the debris field, a Wildlife Officer said.
The woman’s body was discovered on Friday, not long after the first rescue teams arrived. The man’s body was found on Saturday morning in the plane’s fuselage, 27 feet underwater.