By THOMAS GORE
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina)- Greenville deputies say that a plane crashed near the Donaldson Center in Greenville off of Augusta Road.
A small engine plane occupied by two people collided with a smoke tower and came to rest behind a building, according to deputies.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says that the two occupants of the plane have been taken to the hospital, but their status is currently unknown.
Deputies say that Emergency Medical Services and fire units are responding.
The incident occurred at around 3:15 Tuesday afternoon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Greenville County coroner says that the victims’ injuries do not appear to be life threatening, but are monitoring the situation.
The facility that the plane crashed into belonged to Solvay. The company says that none of their employees were injured in the accident.
The plane struck a portion of Solvay’s facility that was not in use and that there was minimal damage to the building, according to a release from the company.
Solvay says they believe there in so health and safety risk associated with the incident.
Deputies say that the incident is under investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration and will be headed by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to the FAA.
The FAA says that the plane was a sing-engine Piper-PA-32 and was flying in the traffic pattern for Runway 5 when the accident occurred.
The FAA says it will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it.