Small plane crashes into trees in northern Durham County

DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- A small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon in northern Durham County.

It happened about 4 p.m. at the Lake Ridge Aero Park near I-85 and Falls Lake in the Redwood area of Durham County.

The plane, a Mooney M20C manufactured in 1966, crashed in some trees after going off the runway.

An FAA spokesperson told ABC11 that the pilot was attempting to take off from Runway 32 when a wind gust caused the single-engine aircraft to come down on a taxiway and roll into grass before colliding with trees.

There were two people aboard. An ABC11 crew at the scene saw an ambulance leave the area but the extent of injuries is not yet known.

The FAA will investigate the incident.