4 injured after small plane crashes in Rutherford Co.

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RUTHERFORD CO., NC (WSPA) – Four people were taken to the hospital after a small plane crashed in Rutherford County, Sunday afternoon.

According to the Rutherford County Director of Emergency Management Frankie Hamrick, the crash happened around 5:00pm along Polk County Line Road.

Hamrick said four people were on board the plane including an adult pilot and three juveniles.

All four people were taken to Mission Hospital with minor injuries.

Officials said the plane was flying out of Hendersonville Airport on a demonstration flight.

The FAA has been called to the scene of the crash and are expected to arrive Monday morning.

A witness, Tyler Cook, told 7 News that he saw the plane spiral down into the woods.

Cook said he along with several others rushed to the crashed plane which he said was around a mile into the woods.

Rutherford County plane crash photo from Shane Moore
(From: Shane Moore)

Full audio interview with Tyler Cook:

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