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All 5 passengers safely off of small plane crash near WNC Ag Center

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Multiple crews are responding to a reported plane crash at the WNC Ag Center in{ } Buncombe County.{ } (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Multiple crews were on scene at the WNC Ag Center in Buncombe County Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, after a small plane crashed after taking off from the Asheville Regional Airport.

According to the FAA, the Piper PA-32 crashed approximately one-quarter mile east of airport as it was taking off from Runway 17.

Buncombe County authorities say five people were on the aircraft at the time of the crash. Thankfully, there were no major injuries.

The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the probable cause of the accident.

Officials with the Asheville Regional Airport reported the incident did not happen on airport property but they did send help. They said the runway is fully operational. There are some flight delays at the time, but not necessarily connected to the crash.

Flyers are encouraged to call individual airlines with any concerns and can also check out the Asheville Regional Airport's flight schedule here.

This is a developing situation. Check back with wlos.com for updates.

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