Small Plane Crash Injures Two People

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A small plane crash landed two people in the hospital just north of the Minden Airport in Douglas County.

The crash happened just after it took off, leading some aviation experts to believe mechanical problems caused the wreck.

Bill Schroeder, a Flight Instructor, explains how particular maneuvers are crucial during a flight.

"One of the things that we teach [is to] try to go straight and land the airplane," Schroeder said. "Trying to make turns and go back to the airport and things like that is extremely difficult to do at the low altitude that you're at just after departure."

The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the crash.

The pilot and his passenger are being treated at Washoe Medical Center for serious injuries.