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By Erik Ortiz and Chris Essner

A small aircraft careened off a runway at the Savannah, Georgia, airport on Wednesday morning, crashing into a ditch and injuring two people on board, federal officials said.

The Cobalt Air 727, a nine-seat single-engine plane, ran off the runway at 8:36 a.m. ET while departing from Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The aircraft came to stop in a ditch off the side of the runway.

Two people were on board and were being treated for minor injuries, Lori Lynah, an airport spokeswoman, told NBC News. Their names were not immediately released.

The aircraft is registered to Upper Deck Holdings Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was on its way to Lexington, Kentucky, airport officials said.

The air field has since reopened.

A Cobalt Air 727, a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, ran off Runway 1 on departure from Savannah Hilton Head International Airport on Jan. 6, 2016.flySAV