MOUNT AIRY, N.C, (WFMY) -- An employee at the Mt. Airy Airport confirms that a small plane crashed while taking off Sunday afternoon.

An employee who witnessed the event, Rocky Collins, said the pilot was the only one inside of the plane during the crash.

Collins explained to WFMY News 2 the plane was taking off and just got off the ground when it rolled right and crashed. He then drove over to the plane and called 911.

According to Collins the pilot climbed out of the plane himself and has non-life threatening back injuries.

WFMY News 2 has not been able to confirm the name of the pilot, but we will bring you updates as soon as they are available.