3 killed in plane crash at North Carolina quarry

3 killed in plane crash at North Carolina quarry

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Three people have died when a small plane from Florida crashed at a rock quarry in Forsyth County and exploded in flames.

There were no survivors in the crash just after noon Monday near High Point.

Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board said the Beechcraft A36 airplane was flying from Sarasota, Florida, to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro. Knudson says the pilot was talking with air traffic controllers and seemed disoriented. Skies were cloudy at the time.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Airport Executive Director Kevin Baker says it appears the pilot reported a problem but was unable to explain what was wrong.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB are investigating. It could take a year to determine the cause.

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