Minor Injuries Reported After Plane Skids Off Runway in Danbury

A pilot and his wife and son were taken to the hospital Friday after their plane skidded off the runway at Danbury Municipal Airport, according to airport officials.

Airport operations manager Mike Safranek said the family's Eclipse 500 left the asphalt and veered into some tall grass adjacent to the runway.

The pilot suffered head lacerations and needed stitches. His wife and son were also taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and treatment of possible minor injuries, Safranek said.

Airport officials said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were called out to investigate.

It's the second incident at the airport in a week. Last Friday, an 83-year-old pilot crashed his Skymaster and suffered minor injuries. Safranek said the plane was heavily damaged.

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