Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plane crashes into trees; no injuries reported -- Hiatt Airport (N97), Thomasville, North Carolina

No injuries occurred Wednesday when a small plane trying to take off from Hiatt Airport did not clear the runway and ended up in some trees, said Larry James, director of Davidson County Emergency Services.

The incident at 701 Myrtle Drive was reported at 11:16 a.m., said Dwayne Condrey, assistant supervisor at the 911 Center.

Condrey said there was a fuel leak as the single-engine airplane was carrying 130 gallons of fuel. James said Wednesday afternoon that the leak was small and the leak had been contained. The emergency services director said one person was on the plane. Information regarding what may have caused the incident was not available from James.

Firefighters with Fair Grove, Pilot and the Holly Grove volunteer fire departments, as well as officials with Davidson County Emergency Management, were on the scene. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office also responded.