2 east Tennessee brothers killed in North Carolina plane crash

Courtesy: WATE

ADVANCE, N.C. (WATE/AP) – Two brothers were killed when their small aircraft crashed, catching on fire.

Allen Funeral Home confirms David Stubblefield of Morristown and his brother, William G. Stubblefield, of Knoxville, both died in the crash. Davie County Fire Marshal Jerry Myers said the plane crashed about 2:30 p.m Wednesday in Davie County, near Twin Lakes Airport.

The two Stubblefield brothers were the only people on board the plane. Myers also said a small fire at the site was extinguished before rescuers arrived. Hazardous material crews contained the aviation fuel spill with absorbent booms.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transit Safety Board are on the site investigating.

MAHLE Motorsports in Russelville confirmed that David Stubblefield, who was retired, was a long time executive at the company. Allen Funeral Home will handle funeral arrangements for David Stubblefield’s funeral.

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