LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — A pilot was able to walk away from the crash of a small plane in North Carolina.

News outlets reported the plane came down around 3:30 p.m. Thursday less than a half mile from the Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg in Franklin County.

Authorities said pilot Maurice Evans was the only person on the single-engine plane when it came down in some woods. Officials said he was practicing takeoffs and landing when the crash occurred.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.