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Two injured in plane crash in Exumas

A husband and wife from North Carolina survived a plane crash shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday in Staniel Cay, Exuma, police said.

According to reports, the pilot and passenger were flying in a two-seater, open cockpit aircraft that crashed into an eastern chain link fence as it attempted to land at Staniel Cay Airport.

Superintendent Bradley Sands, officer in charge of Exuma, said the woman sustained minor injuries to the head, and the man sustained injuries to the neck and leg.

The woman was discharged, but her husband was expected to be flown to New Providence for further medical attention.

Sands said the plane received extensive damage to both wings and the tail.

The aircraft was removed from the runway yesterday and was not a threat to any inbound or outgoing aircraft, police said.

The matter was referred to the Department of Civil Aviation for further investigation.

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