GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A plane crash-landed in a field in Greenville County Wednesday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. after declaring a fuel emergency.
According to the Greenville Downtown Airport, where the plane was supposed to land, the pilot declared a fuel emergency.
The pilot was advised to land at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport as they were closer to the airport.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport said air traffic control alerted them that there was a plane with low fuel on approach, but it did not arrive.
The plane crash-landed in a field off of Hartness Drive, 3 miles short of its destination.
According to flight tracking website, FlightAware, the plane took off from the Summerville Airport.
The FAA confirmed that there were two people on board the plane and plans to investigate.
The National Transportation Safety Board said the two people were taking part in an instructional flight and suffered minor injuries.
“It’s not yet clear if there’s substantial injuries to the aircraft. We do know there is some damage. If it does turn out to be substantial, then it will be classified as an accident and NTSB will open up an investigation,” said Peter Knudson with the NTSB.
The plane is owned by a flight school in North Charleston, CHS Flight School, according to their website.
The Boiling Springs Fire District responded to the crash.