3 people were aboard

By Anne Newman


A twin-engine airplane crashed Thursday afternoon while it was attempting to take off from an airport in North Carolina, according to 911 director of Macon County Todd Seagle.

It happened around 3:15 p.m. at the Macon County Airport, Seagle said.

According to Seagle, the plane did catch fire and several fire departments responded to put out the fire.

FAA Statement:

“A multi-engine Cessna 421 crashed at the departure end of Runway 7 at the Macon County Airport in Franklin, N.C., today at 3 p.m. local time. Four people were aboard the aircraft. Local officials will release the names and medical conditions of the people aboard. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident.”

All the people aboard were out of the plane by the time fire crews arrived, according to a post on the Franklin Fire and Rescue’s Facebook page.