Two people were recovering Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-engine plane crash onto a private airfield in Iredell County.
The crash happened around 10:42 a.m. Saturday near Triplett Road in a pasture at McConnell Airfield, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused the RV-4 aircraft to crash, a process that FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said could take up to a year to determine.
Details about the crash were unclear Saturday afternoon, including the identities of one of the people on the plane, where the aircraft was coming from, and its intended destination.
Harrisburg resident Brett Hannaford was in the plane when it crashed, the Observer’s news partner, NBC Charlotte, reported. The station said Hannaford also owns the plane.
N.C. Highway Patrol troopers responded to the crash; Trooper E.D. Shelton said one of the passengers was airlifted to a local hospital. The other was taken to the emergency room by ambulance.
NBC Charlotte contributed to this report.