Investigation continues in fatal Forsyth County plane crash

The investigation continues into the Saturday evening plane crash that left one man dead and two others injured in Forsyth County.

Few new details were available Sunday morning regarding the crash, which happened near Browns Bridge Road and Waldrip Circle. The single-engine prop plane — which officials have speculated was trying to make an emergency landing — collided with the back of a car that was driving on the road.

No one in the car was hurt, but one man in the plane was killed. Two other occupants in the airplane were injured and taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater said Saturday.

“The plane was smoking as it started making circles around the cul de sac ,and then the engine started to sputter on and off,” witness Cherie Simonds told Channel 2 Action News. She said the plane then went silent and crashed.

Authorities have not released the names of the plane’s occupants, pending notification of their next of kin. Few other details were available regarding the crash.

Channel 2 reported Sunday morning that the plane was registered to a local flight school.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash as well.

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