Power Outage After Fatal Plane Crash on Lake Hickory in Caldwell and Catawba Counties

Power Outage After Fatal Plane Crash on Lake Hickory in Caldwell and Catawba Counties

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An alarming plane crash near Lake Hickory has sparked an outage, affecting approximately 18,000 residents in Caldwell and Catawba counties. Early Sunday morning, civilization came to a halt as Duke Energy reported power disruptions for the region.

The incident happened off 32nd Avenue Drive NW and it appears the plane had made contact with powerlines during the crash. At this time, there is no available information regarding the number of individuals onboard or the extent of any injuries sustained.

Catawba County Communication indicated that over 17,200 customers in their region are still without power, with 944 additional customers situated in Caldwell County. The Duke Energy team has projected that those in Catawba can expect resolution at 3:45 p.m., while customers in Caldwell could be looking at a 5 p.m. comeback.

This outage sheds light on just how fragile our necessities can be and serves as a forceful reminder of the importance of respecting our environment and wildlife. Be sure to stay updated with local news for any findings that may arise from this tragic occurrence.

Authorities from Caldwell and Catawba counties rushed to the scene of a catastrophic accident, working feverishly to manage the chaotic situation and protect all those involved. Investigations are ongoing, with officials providing reliable updates as soon as they become available.

In an altogether separate incident, a plane crashed near Verdin, Illinois – around an hour north of St. Louis. Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the pilot, unfortunately, was the only occupant, losing their life in the process. So far, the identity of this individual has not been released – but they are sure to always be remembered in many people’s hearts.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration began investigations immediately after the incident in order to discover the cause of the crash. The tragedy struck just before nine o’ clock on a Saturday morning, leaving the entire community in a state of somberness.

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