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Nash Co. officials call off search for reported plane crash

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CASTALIA, N.C. -

Emergency crews called off a search for a plane crash Friday in a heavily wooded area in Castalia, N.C.

After a nearly six-hour search, Nash County Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Bissette said emergency crews called off the search for a plane crash in a swampy, heavily wooded area near Sykes and West Castalia roads.

The search began around 6:15 p.m. Friday after Bissette said an eyewitness reported seeing a plane smoking and circling multiple times before coming down in a block of woods.

Bissette said searchers ventured deep into the woods on foot and on ATVs but could not locate any wreckage. He said the North Carolina Highway Patrol also assisted with the search, using night vision technology in the air.

Bissette said surrounding airports did not report any overdue flights, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport did not report an aircraft on its radar.

Bissette said emergency crews do not plan to continue the search on Saturday.

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