A single-engine plane had engine trouble and came down into a pond Thursday night about a quarter mile from Danbury Airport, according to police.
The plane crashed in an 8-foot-deep swampy area on Miry Brook Roady known as Beaver Pond, Norwalk police spokesman Lt. Paul Resnick said.
The pilot was not hurt and was standing on the plane when emergency officials arrived, according to Danbury Assistant Fire Chief Bernie Meehan. He was rescued by boat and left the scene on his own.
Police called the incident a "controlled crash" and said engine problems forced the pilot to land prematurely.
It's not clear where the plane originated or where the pilot went after his rescue.
The pond has been cordoned off, and the plane will be dragged out in the morning, authorities said. Police and fire officials have left the scene for the night.
The Federal Aviation Administration lists the plane, N3177Q, as a Beech F33A registered to Lionel Brown in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Editor's note: The original story listed the tail number as N3177O, which is registered to a pilot in Texas.