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Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Manteo Airport

Post Date:10/18/2017 3:02 p.m.
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  • Phone252.475.5900

Shortly after taking off from the Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) at approximately 10:00 this morning, a plane with two people on board experienced issues that led to an emergency landing. The aircraft landed hard and slid into the grass off the right side of the runway. The pilot and passenger were transported to the Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation.

Airport staff responded immediately with their fire truck due to leaking fuel. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Roanoke Island Fire Department, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol all responded to the incident. The crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  

Photo of Plane Crash Scene

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