Sunday, July 16, 2017

Accident occurred July 16, 2017 in Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut

EASTFORD — One person was transported after a plane crash this afternoon in Eastford, according to fire officials.

At approximately 12:05 p.m., the Eastford Independent Fire Co.#1 Inc., along with Ashford Ambulance, were dispatched by Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications for a report of an injured person from an ultralight aircraft crash.

When units arrived, they were directed by witnesses to a wooded area approximately 500 feet past the end of the runway, according to the Eastford fire department.

Emergency workers entered the wooded area and found the aircraft with a single occupant inside. Crews from the department, with assistance from the Bungay Fire Brigade, extricated the patient who was transported to a medical helicopter. The unidentified patient was flown to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

Crews cleared the scene at 1:15 p.m. and Connecticut state police are investigating the crash.

http://www.norwichbulletin.com

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