Neighbors didn’t hear plane crash in field


County Line Road traffic passes as investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration look over a small plane that crashed on Tuesday. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

The phone call unnerved him: a friend said an airplane had just crashed into his home.

James Simon was in the middle of a typical workday at his landscaping business and rushed to his home 15 minutes away. He tried calling his neighbors but could not reach any of them. His friends had heard on TV and social media that a Cessna fixed-wing single engine plane had crashed, and one thought it hit Simon’s home.

He saw numerous police cars when he got close to home and saw an ambulance leaving. Once he saw a mangled plane in the field — and not in his home — Simon said he breathed a sigh of relief.

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