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NTSB: Plane crashed on its way to Duplin airport

Friday, November 29th, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WCTI) — A preliminary report released on Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board sheds new light into the final minutes of a plane crash that killed a Marine Major.

The NTSB report said the plane flown by Maj. Luke Parker, 37, crashed on its way to approach to Duplin County Airport (DPL) in Kenansville. Friends of the pilot told NewsChannel 12 when the crash happened that Parker would stop at this airport to get fuel. Parker was headed to a funeral in Michigan when the crash occured November 17th.

The report also stated Parker accessed his plane at Albert J. Ellis (OAJ) Aiport just before 5:30 a.m. on the 17th; the crash happened approximately 30 minutes after that time. At the time of his departure, a lineman at OAJ said there was heavy fog; at the time of the crash, DPL’s automated weather observation station reported calm winds and 1/2 mile visibility due to fog.

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Local CBS affiliate launches retro programming channel

Friday, November 29th, 2013

MeTV will offer classic television shows

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Vote for the top stories of the year

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Tell us which stories you think made the biggest impact on Southeastern North Carolina.

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No cause listed on preliminary report for fatal airplane crash

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Preliminary reports from the NTSB has no cause listed in connection to a fatal airplane crash that happened in Duplin County earlier this month.

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Carolina Beach to look at impact fees

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Officials with Carolina Beach will soon decide whether the town’s impact fees are in line with the demand on infrastructure.

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