Small Plane Crashes During Emergency Landing in Georgia

Jan. 6, 2016
Two men were taken by ambulance after the plane made an emergency landing.

As originally reported on WTOC, a two passenger small general aviation aircraft crashed at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport Wednesday morning.

According to officials, the small plane, identified as a Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., tail number N978AF, was departing Savannah en route to Lexington, KY, when it began to experience problems during takeoff. The pilot turned around in the air and was attempting to land when the plane skidded in the grass and crashed into a ditch near the runway around 8:30 a.m. 

The two men on board the plane were taken to Memorial University Medical Center by ambulance. The is no word on their conditions just yet, but EMS did confirm that there were injuries involved.

The aircraft is registered to Upper Deck Holdings Inc. of Portsmouth, NH.

Flights have returned to regular scheduling after being momentarily diverted.

The Federal Aviation Administration regional office is investigating the incident on behalf of the NTSB.

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