CARLISE, Pa. (WHTM) – Two men were airlifted to the hospital after their small plane crashed in Cumberland County this afternoon shortly before 2:30 p.m.
According to FlightAware, the flight was slated to last approximately 15 minutes, but was in the air for nearly an hour and a half instead.
Residents of the neighborhood alongside the runway, Mustapha Mouhacht and wife, heard an unusual noise and called 911.
“And I stared running over there,” Mouhacht said. “When I got there, I found two people inside. I saw two people injured. Their faces with blood coming out. So I talk to them to try to open the door inside.”
In an effort to rescue the men, Mouhacht attempted to break the windows of the aircraft without success.
He then worked with them to try to pry the door open. “And I open it just like this space, and I took the first guy outside and then the second guy, I took him outside,” he said.
Mouchacht described two men as the passengers of the aircraft and said their injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
The severity of their injuries is unknown at this time.
The National Transportation Safety Board is not expected to investigate the site of the crash until tomorrow.
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