Minor injuries in crash near Ocracoke Island Airport

By on August 19, 2019

At around noon on Monday Aug. 19, a small fixed-wing, single-engine plane crash-landed approximately 30 yards from the runway at Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Ocracoke Island Airport (W95). The pilot and one passenger walked away from the crash with only minor injuries.

The aircraft departed Johnston Regional Airport (JNX) in Smithfield, N.C. for Ocracoke Island that morning. The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted in case an investigation is necessary. National Park Service Rangers, Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, Hyde County Sheriff’s Office, and Hyde County Emergency Medical Services responded to the accident.

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