MANTEO, N.C. (WVEC) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a small plane crash-landed at the Dare County Regional Airport on Wednesday morning.
The accident happened at about 10 a.m. on Runway 5.
A preliminary investigation revealed two occupants -- a student pilot and an instructor pilot -- experienced issues that forced them to make an emergency landing. The plane landed hard on the runway and slid off it into the grass, collapsing the landing gear.
A spokesperson with the State Highway Patrol said the student pilot, Balpreet S. Chahal, 23 was transported by EMS to a local hospital for evaluation after complaining of minor injuries.
The other passenger, instructor Jenny Renea Hawk, 32, had no complaints of injuries.
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State Highway Patrol is investigating.