By Kristin Nelson

COWARD, S.C. (WMBF) – A private plane crashed in the town of Coward in Florence County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies were called around 6:40 p.m. Friday to Hicks Road where the plane went down.

Officials say that two people were on board and have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Family at the scene told WMBF News that the pilot is a teenager with several years of experience. They also said the pilot grew up around planes and helicopters with his father.

Neighbor Lisa Matthews said she heard the plane crash just several feet from her home.

“I was in my house watching TV. I had heard him flying around earlier this afternoon. Then I heard a very loud boom. I said, ‘Oh that’s not good.’ That’s when I knew he crashed,” Matthews said.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been called in to investigate the crash.