Witnesses say plane was flying erratically before it crashed near Kernersville

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. – Witnesses told federal investigators that a plane was flying erratically before it crashed near Kernersville on Sept. 7, killing all three people on board, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

One witness said that it appeared the pilot was performing stunts moments before it crashed.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report Monday about the Beechcraft A36 single-engine plane that crashed beside a Vulcan Materials rock quarry in southeastern Forsyth County. The report is based on witness statements, and it doesn’t state a cause for the crash.

The plane burst into flames when it struck the ground, killing Mike Apfelbaum, his wife, Christy Apfelbaum, and her father, Clarence “Mike” Imgrund. All three lived in Lewisburg, Pa., which is in the Susquehanna Valley of central Pennsylvania. Mike Apfelbaum was the town attorney for the nearby town of Sunbury, Pa.

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