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A pilot and a student pilot flying in a single-engine plane were forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday night at US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Buzzards Bay, according to an official there.

At 10:17 p.m., personnel in the airfield tower were notified that a Cessna 172 carrying two people was having issues in flight, Coast Guard Lieutenant Billy Martin said Thursday.

The plane landed safely at the airfield at 10:52 p.m., with no significant injuries to either person aboard, Martin said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident and was on site inspecting the plane Thursday morning, Martin said.

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“We’re just trying to figure out what might have caused the emergency landing,” he said.


Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.