2 on board when plane crashes at Statesboro airport

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Two people were on board when a plane crashed at the Statesboro Bulloch County Airport Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, the plane took off from Savannah and had to make an emergency landing.

Photos from a witness show the plane engulfed in flames.

Statesboro Deputy Fire Chief Bobby Duggar says at least a dozen firefighters responded to the airport around 3:05 p.m.

The pilot and passenger were checked out by Bulloch County EMS on the scene and were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating. They are expected in Statesboro on Wednesday.

The airport is located on Newton Road, about three miles from downtown.

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