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Small plane disappears from radar in North Carolina

Posted: 3:43 AM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 05:43:27-04
Small plane disappears from radar in North Carolina

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport says a small plane approaching that airport was lost on radar and the airport was briefly closed while fire and rescue units responded.

The airport says in a brief statement on its website that FAA air traffic control notified the airport that the plane was lost on radar about 7:25 p.m. Sunday near a park in the vicinity of the airport. The statement says airport firefighting units immediately were immediately dispatched to the general area, closing the airport for a brief time.

The airport statement says only that the plane was a small general aviation aircraft, and didn't say who was aboard. It says search and rescue efforts are underway and the airport has reopened.

It didn't give any further details immediately.