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Plane pilot dies after crash into Roanoke building

ROANOKE, VA. (AP) - The pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed into the side of a Virginia UPS Freight building has died.

Spokeswoman Allison Buth says 57-year-old Peter Sheeran died at a hospital after Tuesday's crash near Roanoke airport in western Virginia.

She says passenger John Whitmer is in serious condition. Both men are from Charlottesville.

There were no other injuries.

Roanoke County Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Conley Sexton says the plane lines, crashed into the corner of the building and then burst into flames. 

Airport spokeswoman Sherry Wallace says Sheeran reported a problem with the Piper to air traffic controllers shortly before the crash. 

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