Friday, December 11, 2020

Accident occurred December 11, 2020 in Falls Lake, North Carolina

CREEDMOOR, North Carolina — Boaters rescued a pilot from Falls Lake on Friday afternoon after his small plane crashed into the water, authorities said.

The crash occurred near where Cheek Road crosses the lake at the confluence of Durham, Granville and Wake counties.

The pilot was trying to land at a small airstrip nearby when he crashed, according to the Durham County Sheriff's Office.

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The pilot of a small plane was rescued Friday after his aircraft crashed in Falls Lake.

The plane, which took off from Lake Ridge, splashed down in the lake after takeoff.

A boater rescued the pilot, and he was brought back to a boat ramp near the airport, the Wake County Sheriff's Office said.

The pilot was not injured.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation.

DURHAM, North Carolina (WNCN) — The Wake County Sheriff’s Office says a pilot was rescued shortly after a plane went down in Falls Lake Friday afternoon.

Deputies tell CBS 17 that the plane went down in the area of Old Weaver Trail and Cheek Road.

The pilot of the plane as picked up by a boater who was nearby.

There is no word on the condition of the pilot.

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