PROVINCETOWN, MASS. — A passenger who survived the Sept. 9 crash of a Cape Air plane in Provincetown, Mass. credits the pilot, an Appleton resident, with saving her life.

Autumn Kerr of Sylvania, Ohio, spoke about the pilot’s heroism in an interview with television stations WCVB of Boston and WHDH of Boston. Kerr spoke to the television stations upon her release from the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass. on the night of the crash.

The crash of Cape Air’s Cessna 402, which is described as a 36-foot long, light twin, piston engine aircraft, injured pilot Piet Dijkstra of Appleton and the six passengers. The conditions of the other people aboard has not been released.

The plane departed from Rockland earlier that morning before landing at Logan Airport in Boston and making flights to Provincetown. The plane was scheduled to return to the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head that night.

The crash occurred when, air flight 2072, that was flying from Logan to the Provincetown Municipal Airport, was attempting to land.

“Upon landing at the Provincetown Airport, the plane exited the runway. Six passengers and one crew member were onboard. Emergency crews are onsite and we will provide more details as they become available,” Cape Air stated shortly after the crash that occurred at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

Cape Air has not released any additional information.

Dijkstra was taken to the burn unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

“I’m still scared and still really shocked, just in shock,” passenger Kerr told the Boston TV stations. She said she suffered second-degree burns to parts of her body, including legs and hands.

Kerr told WCVB’s that the plane was attempting to land, but ran into trouble. “We were obviously not going to land and picked back up,” Kerr said.

“All of a sudden, we just hit the ground in the trees and burst into flames in the front, and then the right side bursts in the flames,” Kerr said.

She said people then started to go out of the back of the plane, but she struggled to get her seatbelt off.

“I ripped the seat out and turned it around to use it like a shield from the flames,” Kerr said.

Though she was trapped and surrounded by flames, she credits the pilot for saving her life.

“I think that because we were the last, he came back and unbuckled it,” she said. “He looked pretty injured because I saw him on the gurney when I went to my ambulance.”

She told the TV stations when she got to an exit as flames spread, “I just jumped out and rolled and crawled away, then took off. Unbelievable.”

Kerr told the TV station that a friend she was traveling with remained at a Cape Cod hospital the night of Sept. 9 for treatment.

Provincetown Town Manager Alex Morse stated on his Facebook page the night of the crash that he spoke to the town’s police chief.

“A Cape Air flight with six passengers was landing in Provincetown and the weather caused an issue with the landing, causing it to crash. Thankfully, there are no fatalities, and all six passengers and the pilot were transported to the hospital. More information will be provided as it becomes available,” the town manager stated.

The Cape Cod Times reported that the plane was in the woods off Race Point Road, and the neighboring Truro Fire Department brought a vehicle to provide water to douse a fire to assist Provincetown’s department.

There was heavy rain at the time of the crash.

The flight from Boston to Provincetown is about 30 minutes.

According to a flight data site, the airplane departed from Owls Head at 7:11 a.m. Sept. 9 and landed at Logan at 8:12 a.m. The plane left Logan at 3:04 p.m. for the trip to Provincetown.

Cape Air issued a statement saying its officials are working with the National Transportation Safety Board and local authorities on today’s incident.