UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Authorities identified the victim in Friday's deadly Union County plane crash as Robert William Schroll, 59, of Pageland, South Carolina.
JUST IN: Robert Schroll, who died in Union County plane crash yesterday is the same pilot who survived a Union Co plane crash in November.April 30, 2016
Crews responded to the crash near 4000 Poplin Road between Indian Trail and Monroe, officials said.
Sources confirm small plane crash in Union County is fatal. @wsoctv— Alexa Ashwell (@AlexaWSOC9) April 29, 2016
The call for the crash involving the ultralight aircraft came in at 4:08 p.m.
A witness told reporter Jenna Deery that he saw the plane flying low and knew it was going to crash. He said it was very loud.
“I ran over through the woods and I couldn't get to the guy because there's a chain link fence that runs around the property,” the witness said. “It's eight feet tall with barbwire on top of it and no way could I get over there.”
Witness tells me he heard motor go out on ultra light plane and then the crash in semi truck yard. @wsoctv— Jenna Deery (@JennaWSOC9) April 29, 2016
Aubrey Haigler owns a trucking company near where the ultralight aircraft went down this afternoon.
“I believed it was dust but when I looked out the window, it seemed to increase,” Haigler said.
The aircraft went down just off Poplin Road near the same spot where a 58-year-old Robert Schroll crashed an ultralight plane in November. He survived but had a severe concussion.
Monroe police could not confirm if it was the same Robert Schroll killed in Friday’s crash.
The FAA is investigating the crash.
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