AMITY TWP., Pa. -

Two people were taken to the hospital following the apparent crash of a small plane in eastern Berks County.

An "aircraft emergency" was initially reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Amity Park Road in Amity Township.

First responders arrived on the scene to find the charred skeleton of a small aircraft in a field. The grass beneath the plane was also burned.

Two people, officials said, were taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, but it was not immediately clear whether both victims were aboard the plane when it went down.

John Fry, a neighbor, told 69 News the pilot owned the plane and was experienced at flying. He said he flew planes during his time in the Marines and as a commercial pilot.

Fry said he was shocked at the sight of the plane, but more concerned about his neighbor inside.

"He had a pretty good laceration on his lip and his ankle was bleeding pretty bad, but he was coherent. He was talking, so that was a good thing," said Fry.

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