Four people suffered minor injuries Sunday when a private plane crashed after takeoff in Union County, authorities said.
The plane went down about 2:30 p.m. shortly after taking off from Goose Creek Airport, on Lawyers Road near Rocky River Road in the northwest part of the county.
The plane, identified as a Piper Arrow, crash-landed near Charlotte National Golf Club in Indian Trail. Witnesses told the Observer that the pilot had landed, dropped off a woman, then took off with two adults and a child.
Moments later, witnesses said, the plane clipped some trees and landed near a fairway at the golf course.
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The four people aboard the plane were taken to Carolinas Medical Center. All of them are expected to recover, officials said. The plane was registered to a man from the Columbia area.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.