Emergency crews respond after plane crash near NC beach

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) — One person went to the hospital after a small plane crashed in Ocean Isle Beach on Wednesday evening.

Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie S. Smith confirmed that a plane went down around 7 p.m. in a heavily wooded area near the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport.

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She says two passengers were on board the plane at the time. The pilot survived the crash, and crews transported the other passenger to Grand Strand Memorial Center in Myrtle Beach.

A resident in the area says the plane, believed to be a single-engine Cessna, went down in a marshy area near a community called The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach.

“Everyone in the neighborhood heard the crash,” the woman said, preferring to remain anonymous.

“Then two large fire trucks showed up, ambulances and other emergency personnel,” the woman added.

Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. We will provide more details when they’re available.

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