Small plane crashes in Rocky Mount; part of W. Raleigh Blvd. still closed

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) — A small plane crashed on West Raleigh Boulevard at Paul Street in Rocky Mount Sunday night, causing road closures in the area for most of Monday.

According to preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine Cessna 172 with one pilot on board crashed around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol, who responded to the scene along with the Rocky Mount Police Department, said there were no reported injuries in the crash.

The scene has shut down West Raleigh Boulevard between Nashville Road and Edwards Street. and Paul Street between Calvary Street and Cockrell Street. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the roads will be closed until 4 p.m. due to a “road obstruction.”

  • A small plane crashed on West Raleigh Boulevard in Rocky Mount late Sunday night. (Deana Harley/CBS 17)
    A small plane crashed on West Raleigh Boulevard in Rocky Mount late Sunday night. (Deana Harley/CBS 17)
  • A small plane crashed on West Raleigh Boulevard in Rocky Mount late Sunday night. (Deana Harley/CBS 17)
    A small plane crashed on West Raleigh Boulevard in Rocky Mount late Sunday night. (Deana Harley/CBS 17)
  • A small plane crashed on West Raleigh Boulevard in Rocky Mount late Sunday night. (Deana Harley/CBS 17)
    A small plane crashed on West Raleigh Boulevard in Rocky Mount late Sunday night. (Deana Harley/CBS 17)

It is unknown at this time what led to the crash or if a mayday call was made by the pilot.

The FAA and the National Transportation Board are investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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