MANTEO, N.C. (WAVY) – The Highway Patrol says a student pilot and their instructor crashed their plane this morning while attempting to make an emergency landing.
The incident happened just before 10 a.m. A spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration tells WAVY.com a Beechcraft BE-24 plane landed a field just short of Runway 17 at the airport.
The student pilot, Balpreet Chahal, 23, of Leesburg, Virginia, was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital after complaining of minor injuries, according to troopers.
The instructor, Jenny Hawk, 32, of Manns Harbor, was checked out at the airport and transported to the Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation.
The FAA is now taking over the investigation, according to Dare County Officials.