MURPHY, N.C. – On Sunday, October 3, 2021, a private single engine plane crashed into a mountainside north of Andrews, North Carolina.
The single engine, Beechcraft B35, took off from Western Carolina Regional Airport just before 8 p.m. Soon after, Atlanta air control received a distress signal from the aircraft’s emergency location transmitter.
The wreckage was located on October 5 and confirmed that both occupants died in the crash. Investigators from NTSB and FAA are on the scene.
The search crews for the plant and its occupants were comprised of members of the USFS, NC National Guard, NCSHP, Valleytown Fire Department, Cherokee County EMS, Cherokee County EMA, Cherokee County Emergency Communications, and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office extended prayers to the family of the deceased and sincere gratitude to all those involved.
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