- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Officials have identified the three Pennsylvania residents killed when a small plane crashed near a rock quarry in North Carolina.

Officials on Tuesday identified the victims as Mike Apfelbaum, his wife, Christy, and her father, Clarence Imgrund, all of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Multiple media outlets reported that the plane came down near High Point on Monday afternoon while on a flight from Sarasota, Florida, to Greensboro.

Mike Apfelbaum was the town attorney in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Authorities said it appeared Mike Apfelbaum, who was flying the Beechcraft A36, became unsure of his location. He had just been told to climb to 4,000 feet to avoid some cloud cover when the crash occurred. The plane burst into flames on impact.



The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

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