2 hurt as small plane crashes outside Raleigh

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Submitted: Fri, 05/10/2013 - 2:26am
Updated: Fri, 05/10/2013 - 2:27am

SELMA, N.C. (AP) – A small plane has crashed in Johnston County outside Raleigh, injuring a man and woman onboard.

WRAL-TV is reporting that the Piper plane went down at about 7:25 p.m. near a private airstrip close to N.C. Highway 96 in the Selma area. It clipped a power line and came to a stop on its roof.

Authorities said the pilot and passenger were conscious and taken to WakeMed.

Justin Haggerty, a witness, told the news station (http://bit.ly/10xriQS ) that the plane was flying low and slowly before the crash. He said the aircraft “made a really abrupt maneuver over the top of my house, hit the power line and belly-flipped.”

The wife of the plane’s owner said their 24-year-old daughter from Greenville was flying in the plane with an instructor.

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