Plane Crash Claims a Life in Guilford County
Thomas Littlejohn III, a physician and investigator of clinical research was identified as one of the people killed in the small plane crash in High Point on Wednesday evening.
The name of the pilot who also died has not been released.
Littlejohn was president and medical director of PMG Research, which is located in Winston Salem, Wilmington and seven other locations in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Roger Littlejohn, brother of the deceased reported his brother was returning from a business trip to Wilmington when the plane went down.
The plane, a Beech BE 58 was operated by Jet Logistics of Charlotte.
The crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The weather may have been a factor in the crash. Visibility was low due to heavy fog.
According to officials with the FAA, the plane was headed to Winston Salem but diverted to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro because of bad weather conditions.
The plane went down in a Highpoint neighborhood about 3 miles from the airport. One house was hit before the plane crashed into another house on Devane Court.
A man with his two children escaped the house without injuries.