The pilot was killed in the crash of a small aircraft with a tractor-trailer in flames;  blocking the North Carolina highway

The pilot was killed in the crash of a small aircraft with a tractor-trailer in flames; blocking the North Carolina highway

The pilot died after a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed into the 1-85 freeway in North Carolina, was hit by a tractor-trailer and burst into flames.

  • The pilot was killed in a plane crash involving a tractor-trailer that blocked part of I-85 in North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron collided with a tractor near Davidson County Airport.
  • Part of the highway remains closed as crews work to clear the scene, which is expected to reopen by 11 p.m.

The pilot died in a plane crash involving a tractor-trailer that stalled part of I-85 in North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon, Fox 8 reported.

Davidson County Troopers said the plane was completely engulfed in flames after it crashed into a highway and then hit by a tractor-trailer.

Southbound lanes of the Interstate were closed between exits 91 and 88 in Lexington near Cotton Grove Road starting at approximately 5:30 p.m.

An unnamed pilot died Wednesday afternoon after his plane crashed on a highway where it was hit by a tractor-trailer.

An unnamed pilot died Wednesday afternoon after his plane crashed on a highway where it was hit by a tractor-trailer.

A fiery crash brought I-85 to a standstill in Davidson County, North Carolina during rush hour.

A fiery crash brought I-85 to a standstill in Davidson County, North Carolina during rush hour.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and cleared the road, as the lanes to the south were blocked.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and cleared the road, as the lanes to the south were blocked.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron collided with a tractor on I-85 near Davidson County Airport in Lexington.

The pilot has not been identified. According to local residents, the driver of the tractor was removed from the car, but nothing is known about his condition.

Part of the highway remains closed as crews work to clear the scene, which is expected to reopen by 11 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the case.

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