3 Treated After Plane Crash in Danbury

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said three people onboard are okay.

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    A small plane crashed on South Street in Danbury. All three passengers walked away from the crash unscathed, thanks to a unique parachute safety system. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    Three passengers onboard a plane that crashed in Danbury on Tuesday have all walked away without serious injuries, according to officials.

    A plane coming from Groton crashed on South Street in Danbury around 7:30 p.m.

    Small Plane Goes Down in Danbury

    [HAR] Small Plane Goes Down in Danbury
    A small plane crashed on South Street in Danbury. All three passengers walked away from the crash unscathed, thanks to a unique parachute safety system. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    Some type of chute was used to help bring it down slowly after a mechanical problem.

    Officials at the scene said that the pilot is a licensed instructor who was giving a lesson to a student. A friend of the student was also onboard.

    All three were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

    According to the FAA registry website, the plane is a Cirrus Aircraft that can seat up to four people and carry a maximum weight of 12,499 pounds.

    Connecticut Light & Power reported about 1,020 power outages in the area right as a result of the crash. A

    representative with the company said they had to turn off the power while the plane's parachute was being removed from wires. Power was restored within the hour.