by Joseph Erickson

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — A pilot and passenger aboard a single-engine airplane from the Lowcountry were injured Wednesday afternoon after the pair were forced to make a crash landing in the Upstate, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The pilot of the Cessna 172 plane landed in a field behind the Hartness Industrial Complex in Greenville at around 12:50 p.m. after the aircraft ran out of fuel.

A preliminary report from the FAA shows that both occupants suffered minor injuries.

The plane is registered to an owner in Charleston.

The FAA is continuing to investigate the incident.