Saturday, June 09, 2012

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N4456Z: Tow plane crash lands on Harris Hill, Big Flats, but fortunately the two men on board walked away without injury

Some scary moments in Big Flats Friday afternoon as a tow plane crash landed just off the glider path on Harris Hill. 

Thankfully both men on board walked away without injury. 

Witnesses say the plane may have been trying to land when it crashed through a fence and came to a stop on Soaring Hill Road around 2:00pm. 

New York State Police and Big Flats fire arrived on scene quickly. 

The plane was carrying an elderly man and a college student -- both declined to comment. 

 The plane landed on its nose and leaked gas onto the road before being moved. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but President of the Harris Hill Soaring Center Mark Doyle says strong wind gusts may have been a contributing factor. 

Doyle says its unknown if the plane is salvagable.

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