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Pilot survives plane crash in Franklin County

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LOUISBURG, N.C. — Despite going down in a plane crash at a Franklin County airport, a pilot was able to walk away, according to WCNC.

WTVD reported that the single-engine plane began spiraling while attempting to land at the Triangle North Executive Airport near Louisburg. The plane crashed into a treeline about half a mile from the end of the runway.

With only a minor shin injury, the pilot was not transported to a hospital.

The incident took place at about 4 p.m. on July 5, according to WCNC. Appearances suggested the aircraft’s wings were torn off.

North Carolina Highway patrol is investigating the incident.

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