Whitpain Township Plane Crash Injures Pilot
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (September 25, 2017)– A pilot was hurt after a small plane crashed in the front yard of a suburban Philadelphia home, according to police.
The crash took place at about 5 p.m. September 25, a mile from Wings Field airport in Whitpain Township in Montgomery County.
According to police and witnesses, the plane lost altitude shortly after takeoff hitting several trees before crashing in the front lawn of a home.
No one was hurt at the home.
According to a neighbor and another man, the pilot was still with a seat belt around his neck when they found him. A person cut the belt with scissors.
Police described the pilot’s injuries as non-life-threatening.
The identity of the pilot had not yet been released.
An investigation into the incident was expected to be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board.
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