CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A small plane crashed Thursday night near Charlotte Douglas International Airport but authorities didn't immediately know how many people were on board, but medics on the scene confirm at least one fatality.
The single-engine, four-seat plane was on its way to Charlotte after taking off from Dekalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. The Cirrus SR22 crashed about seven miles north of the Charlotte airport around 8:15 p.m., said Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Emergency crews are at the scene of the crash searching for survivors. One passenger has been confirmed dead.
Anyone in the area have any information on this? It's reported as an SR22, but this report is clearly very preliminary. Hopefully they will end up finding some survivors. R.I.P to those who lost their lives. Hoping for additional details. Thanks folks.