GLENVILLE, N.C. - A South Carolina man is dead after his plane crashed in the North Carolina mountains Thursday night.
News outlets report took off from Island Home Airport in Knoxville and was headed for Aiken, South Carolina.
Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad spokesman Nat Turner said by telephone Friday that officials learned Thursday night that a plane in distress had disappeared from radar in south Jackson County. Turner says crews searched the rugged area for several hours, but pulled back due to weather. They resumed the search Friday morning.
Officials said Gary Huttleston was killed in the crash and was the only person on board.
According to FAA records, he reported loss of altitude before the collision.
Authorities are still working to determine what brought the plane down.
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