Two hurt when small plane crashes near Selma

From staff reportsMay 10, 2013 

— Two people were hurt when a 1938 Piper Cub they were flying snagged power lines during an attempted landing on a long, rural road near Selma and wound up upside down Thursday night, officials said.

The single-engine plane, which firefighters said carried an instructor and a student pilot, was trying to land on a long stretch of road on land at 3256 N.C. 96 North when the plane’s front wheels caught on a power line along N.C. 96, flipping it upside down.

Selma firefighters said they did not know why the plane was landing there.

The Federal Aviation Administration took over the scene once the man and woman in the plane were removed and transported to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, firefighters said.

The two were hurt, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Firefighters were able to remove them easily from the upside-down plane, they said.

There was no fire.

The plane is registered to Phillip M. Essey Jr. of Laurinburg, according to federal records.

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