The pilot was killed Friday morning when a single-engine plane crashed in a Halifax County field, authorities said.
The Cessna 182 was headed to the Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport at about 10 a.m. when the pilot reported engine problems, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane crashed off Andrew Hale Road near Littleton, about 5 miles southwest of the airport.
No one else was aboard the plane, authorities said.
Halifax County authorities and FAA investigators were investigating.