Minor Injuries Reported After Small Plane Crash in Salisbury

Two men walked away with only minor injuries after their plane crashed into a tree in Salisbury on Sunday.

Connecticut State Police said a single-engine plane crashed into a tree on Mount Riga Road in Salisbury around 5 p.m.

The occupants of the plane were able to escape and were found on the ground. They were transported to Sharon Hospital for evaluation.

Lakeville Hose Company Fire Chief Jason Wilson told NBC Connecticut two men were on board at the time of the crash. According to the men, they lost their engine and were looking for an open spot to land the plane, but missed a field and crashed into a cherry tree. 

Wilson said the men were able to exit the plane with help from a neighbor and had cuts and bruises, but no serious injuries. 

No information has been on released on the plane's make or model.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash. 

Sunday’s crash is the eighth airplane crash in Connecticut this year. While only minor injuries were reported Sunday, four of the crashes were fatal.

On Friday, a Cessna C-172 that left Danbury Municipal Airport crashed at the end of runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport in New Milford. A 57-year-old flight instructor, Anthony Morasco, was killed and two other people were seriously injured.

On July 30, a small plane crashed while taking off from the Danbury Airport. The 63-year-old pilot, Mark Stern, died. 

Dr. Joseph Tomanelli, a Cheshire doctor, was killed in a plane crash at Meriden Markham Airport on April 24 and his 21-year-old son was seriously injured. 

A student pilot, 31-year-old Pablo Campos Isona, of East Haven, was killed in a plane crash in East Haven on Feb. 22.  

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