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Small plane crashes near Burlington, pilot dies

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A plane went off the runway west of the Burlington Airport early Wednesday morning, according to reports. (Source: WXII) A plane went off the runway west of the Burlington Airport early Wednesday morning, according to reports. (Source: WXII)

BURLINGTON, NC (WECT) – The pilot of a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft was killed in Burlington early Wednesday morning after his plane crashed at a baseball field, according to WXII.

WXII is reporting the pilot was the only person on board at the time of the crash. They say the plane, headed to Morristown, NJ Municipal Airport, belonged to LabCorp, which has an office in Burlington.

FAA officials told WXII, the plane apparently crashed at the end of the runway at Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport.

According to WXII, the crash happened just before 6 a.m. at the baseball field at the Mayco Bigelow Community Center.

Assistant Police Chief Chris Verdeck said he doesn't know if the pilot issued a distress call before the crash.
    
Verdeck says the pilot was the only person onboard. The pilot's name has not been released. Verdeck says no one on the ground was hurt.
   
Verdeck says there is no indication of why the plane crashed.

Copyright 2013 WECT. All rights reserved. AP and WXII contributed to this report.

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