WNCN is reporting that a teenager training to get his pilot’s license was taken to a hospital after a small aircraft crash in Franklin County Saturday afternoon, officials said. The incident occurred just after 3pm at Crooked Creek Airport just north of Zebulon, according to Franklin County Emergency Management. The crash happened as the 16-year-old pilot lost control of the glider while trying to land, officials said. The teen’s glider hit another aircraft on the ground and both aircraft had moderate damage.
The teen pilot was taken to WakeMed for treatment but is expected to recover. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was at the scene along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Photo credit: WNCN