Today marks two years since plane crash killed 8 people, including 4 teens

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Tuesday is the two anniversary of a plane crash that killed eight people flying back from a hunting trip.

Four adults and four East Carteret High School students died in the crash flying to the Beaufort Airport, returning from a duck hunting trip in Hyde County.

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report at the end of January that says pilot Ernest “Teen” Rawls, of Greenville, didn’t adequately conduct preflight planning, had inadequate inflight monitoring of the airplane’s flight parameters, and failed to regain control of the airplane following entry into an inadvertent aerodynamic stall brought about the accident.

Killed in the crash were:

  • Ernest “Teen” Rawls, 67, Greenville, pilot
  • Jeffrey Rawls, 28, Greenville
  • Stephanie Fulcher, 42, Sea Level
  • Jonathan “Kole” McInnis, 15, Sea Level
  • Douglas “Hunter” Parks, 45, Sea Level
  • Noah Styron, 15, Cedar Island
  • Michael “Daily” Shepherd, 15, Atlantic
  • Jacob “Jake” Taylor, 16, Atlantic

A year ago, five families of those killed settled wrongful death lawsuits for $15 million against the owner of the plane and the companies that employed Rawls.

You can read the full NTSB report here.

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