One person was killed and two others hurt in a small plane crash Sept. 1, 2012. The plane had left Tweed-New Haven Airport earlier in the day.
Updated: Saturday, 01 Sep 2012, 7:43 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 01 Sep 2012, 7:43 PM EDT
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A small plane has crashed near a small airstrip in Falmouth, killing one person who was trapped in the aircraft and leaving two passengers with life-threatening injuries.
Holly Baker of the Federal Aviation Administration says the plane left Tweed-New Haven Airport in Connecticut and crashed at 11:02 a.m., while attempting to land at Falmouth Air Park.
The Falmouth Fire Department says the injured victims were taken by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of burn wounds.
The crash sparked a fire in the woods at the air park, a small airstrip near Fresh Pond Road.
Baker says the Cirrus SR22 aircraft was badly burned. The FAA is investigating.
The identities of those involved in the crash were not immediately known.