Authorities investigate reports of plane crash

From Staff Reports

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Authorities investigated reports of a small plane crash Friday night in northwestern Nash County.

Nash County Sheriff’s Lt. Todd Wells said several people reported seeing a plane crash near the vicinity of West Castalia and Duke roads.

Officials searched the area where the crash was reported to have occurred but found no wreckage or evidence of a crash as of presstime.

Nash County Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Bissette said officials were bringing in a helicopter with night-vision capabilities to assist in the search.

Authorities said they called airports in the surrounding region, but no planes had been reported missing or running late.