- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was killed and her husband was injured after a small plane crashed while trying to land at the Siler City Municipal Airport in Chatham County.

Airport Manager Karen McCraw said the single-engine Beechcraft A-36 Bonanza went down in some woods near the runway around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Assistant manager Ben Marion said the plane was coming from Southern Pines for maintenance. He said the pilot was making a second approach for the landing when the plane went down.

Lt. Jeff Gordon of the N.C. Highway Patrol said 69-year-old Barbara Harris Para of Whispering Pines died at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Gordon said 72-year-old Frederick Calvin Para is in stable condition.

There were no injuries on the ground. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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