One dead after small plane crash in Catawba Co.

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — One person is dead after a small plane crash in Newton Sunday night, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Only one person was on board.

The sheriff’s office has confirmed a fatality in the crash, but has not released the victim’s identity.

The FAA will release the aircraft registration after authorities release the victim’s identity.

The FAA is investigating the crash, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause.

Source: WSOC