Hebron Man Injured in Eastford Ultralight Aircraft Crash

A Hebron man was injured in an ultralight aircraft crash in Eastford Sunday, according to Connecticut State Police.

Connecticut State Police said that 52-year-old Christopher Arel was doing ground tests on an ultralight airplane at the Buell Dairy Farm shortly before noon.

According to police, during the tests the plane caught a gust of wind and lifted into the air. Arel lost control of the plane and crashed into a swamp about 500 feet past the runway.

The Eastford Independent Fire Company responded and extricated Arel from the woods. He was transported via LifeStar to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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