LEVANT — The Federal Aviation Administration says a small, single-engine plane sustained substantial damage after a mishap at a small airstrip in Levant, but the pilot and his passenger escaped without any major injuries.

FAA spokeswoman Alison Duquette said the pilot of the Cessna 140 apparently encountered a wind shear at about 11 a.m. Monday while practicing touch-and-go maneuvers at a privately owned grass airstrip about 10 miles from Bangor.

Duquette said the pilot suffered minor injuries and the passenger appeared to be fine, and that both went to Eastern Maine Medical Center as a precaution.

Duquette said the FAA does not release the names of pilots or their passengers.

According to FAA records, the plane was manufactured in 1948 and is registered to a man who lives in Glenburn.