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Pilot Seriously Hurt in Small Plane Crash

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A man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a small plane crashed in North Canaan Thursday.

Officials said the single-engine plane crashed into the water near 535 West Main St. after taking off from the grass runway at the North Canaan airport.

Fire officials said a neighbor heard the crash and rushed over to help. The pilot was the only person on board and was taken to Sharon Hospital, then airlifted to Hartford Hospital. He has not been publicly identified.

The FAA confirms the aircraft was a Kitfox IV. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate.

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