From journalnow.com. By John Hinton.

A man who helped rescue victims of a fiery plane crash Monday at the Boone Golf Course described the scene as horrific.

Benjamin Franklin Chappell, 69, a retired trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol, died in the crash. John Field Worsley II, 68, of Lenior and Steven Cox Berry, 43, of Banner Elk were severely injured and are being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Berry remained in critical condition Wednesday at Wake Forest Baptist, a hospital spokeswoman said. No information was available about Worsley’s condition, but Boone police have said that Worsley also was in critical condition at the hospital.

Bud Russell said he heard an huge explosion when the plane crashed onto the fairway on the golf course’s fifth hole. Russell and other witnesses saw the plane hit some trees before it crashed.

The registered owner of the plane, a Piper PA-32-300, is Worsley, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The fixed wing single-engine aircraft was built in 1974.

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