2 hurt in plane crash in Franklin County

FRANKLINTON, NC (WNCT) — Injuries were reported when a plane crashed at the North Raleigh Airport in Franklin County on Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 2:45 p.m. at Rampart Aviation at 6966 NC 56 in Franklinton.

Two people were injured in the incident, which happened at the business which has a private runway. The airport is the North Raleigh Airport, which is 3 miles southwest of Louisburg, according to FAA data.

A witness told WNCN that a plane crashed at the end of the runway just after take off.

Christopher Hatley, who saw the crash happen, said that the plane went “up into trees at the far end of the runway.”

In a photo from the scene, a plane’s tail could be seen sticking out from a tree line.

Franklin County Sheriff’s officials said that the NC Highway Patrol would be investigating the incident.

Officials stressed that the incident did not happen at Triangle North Executive Airport, which is also known as the Franklin County Airport.

WNCN CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT.

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