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Pilot was killed when plane crashed into a tractor-trailer in Davidson County, North Carolina, and shocking photos show fireball chaos

A PILOT has died after a plane crashed into a North Carolina highway Wednesday, with emergency crews arriving on the scene.

According to reports, a tractor-trailer was involved in the crash and as a result shut off the southbound lanes of I-85 in Davidson County.

A plane crash on the highway involving a tractor-trailer resulted in the outage

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A plane crash on the highway involving a tractor-trailer resulted in the outageCredit: Bryant Roland
Authorities announced that the pilot of the plane was dead

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Authorities announced that the pilot of the plane was deadCredit: AP

The plane crashed onto the highway and was hit by a tractor-trailer. The pilot’s identity is unknown.

Authorities say the plane was engulfed in flames following the crash.

The incident happened around 5:10 p.m. near Davidson County Airport.

All southbound I-85 traffic is being stopped by officials. The lane is expected to remain closed until after 8pm.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed into the trailer. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

According to the FAA, the NTSB will lead the investigation.

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Bobby Allyn

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