MOUNT ULLA, N.C. -- Authorities are investigating what caused an experimental plane to crash onto private property Saturday morning.
The crash happened around 10:42 a.m. on Triplett Road. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tells NBC Charlotte, two passengers were on board the plane.
The crash happened on a private air strip. According to the property owner there, the plane was misfiring while in the air.
Both passengers were injured. One of the passengers was able to crawl away from the wreckage. NBC Charlotte has learned that one passenger was was airlifted and the other was transported to the hospital.
It's unclear what caused the experimenal Hansen RV-4 aircraft to crash. NBC Charlotte has learned the owner of the plane is Brett Hannaford of Harrisburg, he was also on board during the crash. Still no word on the identity of the other passenger.
According to the FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the probable cause of the crash.