The plane caught fire when the pilot of the Piper PA-28 single engine aircraft started the plane


A small, single engine plane caught fire at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Monday.

According to officials at RDU, the incident involved a Piper PA-28 single engine aircraft. The plane caught fire when the pilot started the engine.

Fire crews responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

There were no injuries to anyone involved.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided a statement to WRAL News regarding the accident:

“A single engine Piper PA-28 caught fire while the pilot was trying to start it at Raleigh-Durham International Airport around 3 p.m. local time today. Both people on board got out of the aircraft.”

The statement also said the FAA will investigate and post a preliminary accident or incident report the next business day and that “information is preliminary and subject to change”