Update: Two hospitalized after hard landing at Manteo airport

By on October 18, 2017

Dare County photo

Two people were taken to The Outer Banks Hospital for observation after their plane made a hard landing Wednesday morning at the Dare County Regional Airport on Roanoke Island.

A Beechcraft A24R owned by OBX Airplanes, LLC. experienced issues shortly after take off that led to an emergency landing.

The aircraft landed hard and slid into the grass off the right side of the Runway 17, according to a Dare County news release.

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There was a small fuel leak reported by emergency crews at the scene that was quickly contained.

The crash still is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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