OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (AP) - Two people were hurt when a small plane crashed near the North Carolina coast.

Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith told local media the single engine plane came down in some woods about 7 p.m. Wednesday shortly after taking off from the local airport.

Smith said the pilot and passenger were able to get out of the plane. They were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Their names have not been released. There was no word on their condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. The FAA said the plane was a Beechcraft Musketeer BE23.