A man from Cameron is dead after his plane crashed Monday in the woods in the Cameron-Vass area, according to a news advisory from Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Grant Fitzgerald, Jr, 66, “was the lone passenger in a two-seater aircraft” flying from Camden, South Carolina to a private air-strip in Vass when his plane went down by the runway.

“After an extensive search of the area, Sheriff’s Deputies, with the assistance of the State Bureau of Investigation, located the wreckage in a heavily wooded area off of Cranes Creek Road in the Cameron-Vass area of Moore County,” said the advisory.

Authorities were searching for the man for several hours when he was reported missing after his departure from South Carolina.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and their investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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