Coast Guard searches for man after airplane crash

From staff reportsJanuary 13, 2013 

The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching the waters of Croatan Sound on Sunday afternoon for a man reported missing after an airplane crashed. A woman was rescued from the water.

The plane went down after take-off from the Dare County Regional Airport about 1 p.m. County dispatchers contacted the Coast Guard to help find the twin-engine plane.

The Coast Guard launched crews aboard a 25-foot rescue boat from the Oregon Inlet station, and dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Elizabeth City.

The rescued woman, described as a passenger in the plane, was taken by local emergency medical services to a hospital.

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