Two People Seriously Injured in North Carolina Airplane Accident | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

James Monroe and James Hastings hopped into their single-engine Mooney M-20C airplane for a business trip. Unfortunately, something happened to that single-engine and their trip ended in a horrendous crash.

They took off from Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston Salem, North Carolina around 4:30pm. Less than an hour later, they crashed six miles away from the Asheville Airport near Brush Creek and Bethany Church Roads, according to

injury lawyer, aviation, accident, accidentsMr. Monroe and Mr. Hastings were seriously injured and rushed to the Mission Hospital. Its unknown what their condition is at this point, but Im hoping they pull through and make a full recovery. As a licensed pilot, I fully appreciate what can go wrong when youre flying a small airplane.

The reports indicate they had engine trouble. There isnt a history of engine problems with the Mooney M-20 series, but clearly, that doesnt mean anyone flying in one of these airplanes is immune from a terrible aviation accident.

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