According to authorities, two men from Winston-Salem are in the hospital recovering from the personal injuries they suffered when their small, fixed-wing airplane crashed in a corn field in Buncombe County.
According to reports from several media outlets, the Mooney M-20C aircraft crashed on the afternoon of November 3 near the Fairview community.
Officials said that the plane departed from Winston-Salem at approximately 4:15 p.m. and was en route to Asheville when it had engine trouble, clipped a tree, crash-landed on its nose in a field, and rolled over onto its top.
The men involved in the crash were identified as James Hastings and James Monroe, both residents of Winston-Salem and both employees of Southern Community Bank.
Both men were listed in serious condition.
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to investigate the crash.