2 taken to hospital after emergency landing on golf course

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — Two people have been taken to hospital after a small plane made an emergency landing at a golf course in eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said.

East Chester County Police responded just before 3.30pm on Wednesday following reports of an accident at St. David’s Country Club in the Wayne section of Tredyffrin Township. Police said the single-engine Cirrus 22 plane crashed near the club’s maintenance building, about 100 yards north of Upper Gulph Road.

Police say the plane allegedly suffered a mechanical failure and the pilot was able to locate an open area on the course near the 14th hole to make an emergency landing, but the plane “hit a slight rise in terrain before coming to rest near a set of pine trees.”

The pilot and the passenger were able to get out of the plane with the help of witnesses who were on the golf course. Fire crews transported them to Paoli Memorial Hospital with “injuries of unknown severity”, police said.

Police said the plane was en route to Wings Field in Blue Bell from Fort Myers, Florida, and made a refueling stop in South Carolina. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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