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Plane Crash in Stratford

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Photo courtesy of Stratford Fire Department

Photo courtesy of Stratford Fire Department

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A small plane crashed into a fence around 9:45 p.m. Saturday while trying to land at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford.

Bridgeport Fire Department Public Information Officer Ed McCann says the plane hit a fence surrounding the runway upon approach and a wing of the plane tore off and sparked a grass fire that Startford Fire Department responded to first. The plane, a Piper PA-32, continued onto the runway where no fire occurred.

McCann said there were two people in the plane, a male pilot who was up and walking around when emergency personnel arrived and a female passenger who was extricated from the aircraft. Both were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

At this point, McCann says the incident seems to be pilot error as the pilot misjudged his landing because there was no word of any issues prior to the incident. The identities of the people have not yet been released.

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