Two killed, two hurt in small plane crash in North Carolina

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. — Two people were killed and two others were injured after a small plane crashed in North Carolina on Thursday, officials said.

The identities of the victims weren’t released.

Onslow County emergency management said the plane went down between Holly Ridge and Surf City, news outlets reported. The crash site was located around 6:30 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in an email that a single-engine Mooney M20J crashed after departing from Holly Ridge-Topsail Island Airport around 5 p.m.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, according to the email.

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