ADVANCE, N.C. – A pilot was injured after a small single-engine airplane crashed into a cow pasture in Davie County Sunday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Officials said the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. in the vicinity of 462 Rainbow Road in Advance.
Authorities said the female pilot was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The extent of her injuries is not known at this time.
The pilot was conscious when she was taken by ambulance to the hospital, according to Jerry Myers, emergency management coordinator for Davie County.
Myers said the pilot flew out of Sugar Valley Airport in Mocksville, which he said is about four miles north of the crash site. Two people at the nearby rest stop reported the crash and came to the pilot’s aid. Local fire, EMS, rescue and law enforcement personnel responded to the scene.
Myers said one wing burst and dumped an unknown amount of fuel – probably about 10 gallons. A hazardous materials team was on the scene for a few hours cleaning up.
Federal Aviation Administration officials will be out there investigating on Monday morning, Myers said.
Officials described the airplane as a light sport cruiser single-engine aircraft. The tail number was N162US.
FAA officials are on the scene Monday to investigate the cause of the crash.
The Winston-Salem Journal contributed to this report.