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5 NEWS UPDATE: FAA Confirms Pilot Killed in Harrison County Plane Crash
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 03, 2014 @ 3:32PM
Created on March 03, 2014 @ 1:53PM

UPDATE: (03/02/2014 12:00 P.M.):

We now know the name of the pilot who died when his plane went down in Harrison County over the weekend.
68-year-old Barry Wayne Parks from Fairmont was the pilot of that plane. Kathleen Bergen of the FAA confirmed to 5 News that he was the only person inside the plane at the time of the crash.

UPDATE: (03/02/2014 10:30 p.m.):

Kathleen Bergen of the FAA confirmed to 5 News that the plane involved in the plane crash was a Beechcraft BE-33.

She said the pilot was the only person on board at the time of the crash, and was killed.

The NTSB will be determining the exact cause of the crash, and we haven't heard back from them about the cause of the accident.

There's no word on the pilot''s name at this time.

Keep it to 5 News for updates.

5 NEWS UPDATE: 3/1 2:30PM

Sheriff Albert Marano of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department confirmed to 5 News that one person is confirmed dead after a small plane somehow crashed on a mountain near Postlewait Hollow Road outside of Lumberport Saturday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.

"It was a single engine plane, and we have one confirmed fatality. It's still early on in the investigation, but the FAA and NTSB have both been notified and will be handling the investigation," said Sheriff Marano.

Local neighbors tell 5 News that they heard noises as the plane went down.

There's no word if anyone else was involved in the crash at this time.

Keep it to 5 News for the latest.


911 Officials in Harrison County have just confirmed to 5 News that a plane went down just after 12 this afternoon.

According to officials it happened on Postlewait Hollow Road outside of Lumberport.

We have a reporter on their way to the scene now. Keep it to 5 News with the latest details as they become available.

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