APEX, N.C. -- The NTSB continues to investigate a fatal plane crash in Apex.
It happened Wednesday afternoon off Fern Valley Lane near US Highway 64.
Officials say 80-year-old Bruce Jordan Junior of Cary, crashed as he was landing his plane and hit a tree near Cox Airfield.
It is still unclear at this time exactly what caused the plane to go down.
The single engine plane was a Pitts S2E aircraft built by the pilot.
Type: Pitts S2E Special
C/n / msn: BJ-3
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Cox Airport (NC81), Apex, NC - United States of America
Destination airport: Cox (NC81)
The aircraft, an experimental Jordan built Pitts S2E Special, clipped a tree and impacted airport terrain during a landing attempt at Cox Airport (NC81) in Apex, North Carolina. The aerobatic biplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.