Pilot escapes injury after small plane crashes along busy Matthews road

MATTHEWS, N.C. — A pilot walked away uninjured after his small single-engine plane crashed Thursday evening in Matthews, according to officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna 150 flipped after landing in a field on Margaret Wallace Road near Wilgrove Air Park.

Officials said the pilot was the only person on board.

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“I don’t understand what happened. You just see a plane upside down,” said Ian McCluskey. “It's a little confusing, in front of a church."

Investigators will return to the scene Friday to determine why the plane went down.

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