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Victim identified in deadly small plane crash in Stokes County

A flight instructor and a student were on board the small plane that crashed in Stokes County.

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — One person has died and another is in serious condition following a small plane crash in Stokes County, according to Stokes County Emergency Services.

The small plane crashed Tuesday night just before 5:30 p.m. according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The small single-engine Beechcraft A23 crashed in a field on Almas Lane in the Pinnacle area. The plane was heading to Smith Reynolds Airport when it crashed.

The FAA said two people were onboard the airplane at the time of the crash including a flight instructor and a student. Officials said they were in the process of training at the time of the crash.

One person who was injured was in serious condition at last check and is at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

On Thursday, June 3, Highway Patrol officials identified Michael Thomas Turner, 32 of Kernersville, who died in the crash. The pilot, Samantha Shore Welborn, survived.

The FAA and the NTSB will investigate.

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Small plane crash in Stokes County