Crews Recover Aircraft, NTSB to Begin Investigation

RDU Airport, N.C. – This morning, after an exhaustive search, a Piper PA-32 was located by a grounds crew near the Reedy Creek Multi-Use Trail in William B. Umstead State Park. There were two casualties associated with the incident. Dr. Harvey Partridge and Patricia Partridge, both 72, of Terra Ceia, Fla. were on board theRead More

Search and Rescue Grounds Crew Locate Missing Plane

N.C. Highway Patrol, N.C. State Parks Securing the Scene RDU Airport, N.C. – At 10:02 this morning, search and rescue crews located the missing private aircraft within the narrowed search area. The plane was found near the Reedy Creek Multi-Use Trail at William B. Umstead State Park. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and North CarolinaRead More

Search and Rescue Efforts Narrowed at Umstead State Park More than a Dozen Agencies Involved; RDU Airfield is Open

RDU Airport, N.C. – Search and rescue efforts for the missing private plane in Umstead State Park are continuing this morning. Officials have narrowed the search area within the park. The Raleigh Fire Department is leading the coordinated effort, with more than a dozen local and state agencies assisting. Additional crews include N.C. State ParkRead More

Search Continues in Response to Aircraft Incident

12 Local and State Partners Assisting in Search and Rescue Effort RDU Airport, N.C. – Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority personnel continue to support ongoing search and rescue efforts in the vicinity of Umstead State Park. Twelve local and state partners are on the ground and in the air searching for a small private aircraft that wasRead More

RDU Responds to Aircraft Incident Near Airport

RDU Airfield is Open; Emergency Crews are Responding RDU Airport, N.C. – Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority was notified by FAA Air Traffic Control at approximately 7:25 p.m. Sunday that a small general aviation aircraft approaching the airport was lost on radar in the vicinity of Umstead State Park. RDU operations and firefighting units responded immediately, whichRead More