Two planes collide in midair Saturday in Washington County

Published 7:45 am Sunday, November 2, 2008

By Staff
Crash sent both planes down, FAA reports no fatality
Newsroom Manager
Despite a midair collision of their planes on Saturday morning, the pilots lived to tell the story.
One was hospitalized while the other was not injured, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
According to Washington County Planning and Safety, the injured pilot was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
Washington County officials reported one plane landed in the Liverman Heights area while the other went down in the Roanoke River.
One of the planes was a Piper PA-28 and the other was a Piper PA-32, said Bergen.
At about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Washington County Communications received a call reporting a plane crash in the Liverman Heights area and about 10 minutes later, another caller informed officials that a second plane crash had occurred over the Roanoke River near the Plymouth waterfront.
Bergen said she did not know the identities of the pilots.
The registration number on the Piper PA-28 was N2139N and the registration number on the Piper PA-32 was N3568W, according to Bergen.