Pilot injured after plane crashes in front yard of NC home

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CREEDMOOR, N.C. — One person was injured when a small plane crashed into the front yard of a  Granville County home late Thursday night.

FlightAware reported that the pilot left Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, at 6:13 p.m. Thursday and was headed to Elizabeth City Regional Airport in Elizabeth City.

He never made it.

Officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport were notified at about 11:05 p.m. about a plane having trouble, but lost connection with the aircraft.

WTVD reported that the Cessna 150 plane had apparently clipped the top of a tree and landed in the brush of someone’s front yard on Krogen Court in Creedmoor.

The homeowners were sleeping at the time and said they did not hear the crash. Neighbors said they did hear a noise, but could not see the wreckage because of trees.

Authorities finally located the crash site around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

The pilot of the plane was taken to Duke Hospital after suffering cuts to his head and complained of dizziness.

Officials say the Cessna 150 is registered to Ethan Leggett of Pewee Valley, Kentucky.

The National Transportation Safety Board team out of Greensboro is expected to investigate the crash later Friday.

Source: WTVD