Small aircraft crashes near Burlington, pilot dies


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Submitted: Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:01pm
Updated: Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:17pm
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BURLINGTON, NC (AP) – A small aircraft has crashed in Burlington and police say the pilot has died.

Assistant Police Chief Chris Verdeck said the crash was reported around 6 a.m. Wednesday about 5 miles northeast of the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport.

Verdeck says the aircraft appears to be a small jet. He says he doesn’t know if the pilot issued a distress call before the crash.

Verdeck says the pilot was the only person onboard. He says no one on the ground was hurt.

The plane came across a cemetery and some woods and most of the wreckage appears to be on a softball field.

Verdeck says there is no indication of why the plane crashed. He did not know where the flight originated.

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