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Plane owned by Pewee Valley man crashes in North Carolina yard

The plane went down in Creedmoor, NC. (Source: WNCN) The plane went down in Creedmoor, NC. (Source: WNCN)
The people who live at the home told authorities they slept through the plane crash. (Source: WNCN) The people who live at the home told authorities they slept through the plane crash. (Source: WNCN)

CREEDMOOR, NC (WAVE) - A plane owned by an Oldham County man that reportedly departed from a Kentucky airport crashed in the front yard of a home in Granville County, North Carolina late Thursday night.

The pilot, whose name has not been released, suffered minor injuries in the crash, which happened in the town of Creedmoor, NC, about 20 miles north of Raleigh.

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Sources told WNCN-TV in Raleigh the Cessna 150 landed on top of a propane tank after clipping some trees. The homeowners didn't call 911 because they slept through the crash, which happened just after 11 p.m. Firefighters weren't called to the scene until 12:28 this morning after someone with North Carolina Highway Patrol spotted the plane on the ground.

FAA records show the plane is owned by Ethan James Legget of Pewee Valley, but there is no confirmation that Legget was piloting the plane when it went down. The pilot's name has not been released.

Officials said the pilot contacted Raleigh-Durham International Airport at 11:05 p.m. to report trouble with the aircraft. Authorities were notified when the pilot lost all contact with the airport.

WAVE 3 News is working to find out the Kentucky airport from which the plane departed. There is no immediate word on where the pilot was headed. He was taken to Duke Hospital for treatment.

Representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board will be on the scene of the crash investigating its cause.

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