Airplane flips after landing on Ocracoke Island

A small plane flips after landing on Ocracoke Island. [NPS photo]

A small airplane flipped onto its roof Sunday afternoon shortly after landing at the Ocracoke Island Airport.

The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. at the airport, which is part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The single-engine plane came to rest in the grass near the north end of the runway.

The pilot and a passenger were on board and did require transport to the hospital, the National Park Service said in a news release.

A small plane flips after landing on Ocracoke Island. [NPS photo]
The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office and Hyde County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

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