Buildings ignited after a plane crashed at a country club in North Carolina, officials say

A small plane crashed at a country club in western North Carolina on Sunday, November 14, officials said.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the only pilot on board crashed near the runway when attempting to land a single-engine Cirrus SR22 at the Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville at around 12:52 pm. ..

The pilot was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, Yancey County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Howell told McClutch News.

According to Howell, the bathroom of a nearby golf course caught fire after the crash, but the crew quickly controlled the flames. No one else was injured as a result of the crash.

Howell said he didn’t know what caused the plane to crash. The FAA said it is investigating the conflict with the National Transportation Safety Board.

No other information is published.

The Mountain Air Country Club is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 40 miles north of Asheville and about 140 miles northwest of Charlotte.

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