NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A small plane crashed Sunday morning in the parking lot of Veteran's Park near Ashley High School in New Hanover County. The pilot, 72-year-old Ted G. Stone, suffered a broken leg and several lacerations and was rushed to the hospital from the scene.
New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies believe the flight originated from the small runway in the Pilot's Ridge neighborhood next to Veteran's Park. Deputies also say Stone is a resident of this community.
Residents say the parking lot where the crash occurred is frequently full of cars for the many community sporting events there. They were relieved it occurred on a Sunday morning.
The FAA and NTSB will conduct an investigation on the crash beginning Monday.