No serious injuries in Ocracoke Airport mishap

By on July 25, 2021

Overturned airplane at Ocracoke Island Airport. (NPS Photo)

The National Park Service just released this brief statement about a small plane accident with no apparent serious injuries.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, a single-engine airplane flipped over onto its roof shortly after landing at Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Ocracoke Island Airport (W95).

Accident Details:

  • The pilot of the airplane and passenger did not require transport to the hospital.
  • The airplane came to rest in the grass near the north end of the runway.
  • Hyde County Sheriff’s Office and Hyde County Emergency Medical Services responded to the accident.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

No further details are available.





  • Arthur Pewty

    “Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing”

    Sunday, Jul 25 @ 9:33 pm
  • C A

    Sure does leave a lot of questions, mostly how and why with a little bit of when. After landing, and parked, during landing?

    Glad hearing there were not any injuries. We had some strong southwest winds kick up today. Surely that was a factor for such a small, light plane.

    Sunday, Jul 25 @ 10:50 pm
  • Travis

    Planes need one of those stickers like you see on Jeeps sometimes with “No Problem” written normally over “Problem” written upside down.

    Monday, Jul 26 @ 2:03 pm