One person is dead after an amateur-built plane crashed in Union County on Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred on JAARS Road just south of the JAARS-Towsend Airport shortly before 3 p.m.
The name of the victim has not been released.
The plane was not connected to the JAARS organization, a spokesman said in an e-mail. The nonprofit provides flight services to translators and support personnel to further bible translation across the globe. It also operates the airport just south of Waxhaw.
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The Federal Aviation Administration said an AVID FLYER MK4 amateur-built plane crashed in a wooded area. The pilot was the only person on board, according to the FAA.
Television news cameras showed white debris – apparently the remnants of the plane – beneath the tree canopy. WCNC-TV contributed.