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Captain Benny Sharpe
Posted by: donshanks (Moderator)
Date: June 25, 2007 01:14AM

From Bob Reed........

Here are the arrangements for Benny Sharp:

Visitation: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sunday at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Ave., Statesville, NC 28677

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Monday at Rocky Mt. United Methodiat Church, Perth Church Rd., Troutman, NC

Robert H. Reed, Curator
PIEDMONT AVIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PiedmontHistory@aol.com or RobtHReed@aol.com
2150 Country Club Road, Suite 235
P. O. Box 25864
Winston-Salem, NC 27114-5864

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Re: Captain Benny Sharpe
Posted by: donshanks (Moderator)
Date: June 25, 2007 01:22AM

Names Released Of 2 Killed In Alexander County Plane Crash


POSTED: 5:11 pm EDT June 21, 2007

UPDATED: 11:04 am EDT June 22, 2007

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. -- Officials have released the names of the two people killed in a small plane crash in Alexander County on Thursday.

Dr. Walter Long Jr., 75, and his friend Bennie Hill Sharpe, 70, were in the plane. Sharpe was a retired airline pilot but it's not clear who was flying the plane.

The plane went down on the Gryer-Teague airstrip, a grassy landing field off White Plains Road between the towns of Taylorsville and Hiddenite. The Alexander County sheriff said it appears the plane crashed while landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration put out a missing plane alert around noon. A helicopter followed a signal coming from the plane and spotted the wreckage. The pilot landed and realized there were casualties.

The state's Emergency Operations Center said the Cessna 182C was headed from Taylorsville to Statesville.

Copyright 2007 by WSOCTV.com <mailto:charnews@wsoctv.com> . The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

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