Plane Crashes During Take Off at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam: PD - NECN

Plane Crashes During Take Off at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam: PD

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    Plane Crashes During Take Off at Goodspeed Airport

    State Police are investigating after a plane crashed during take off at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam on Saturday morning.

    (Published Sunday, May 26, 2019)

    State Police are investigating after a plane crashed during take off at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam on Saturday morning.

    First responders were called to the airport on Lumber Yard Road around 10:30 a.m. after getting a report of a small, single-engine propeller plane crash.

    The two-seater plane was identified as a 2005 Jhilivan Kappa Kp5 and was damaged on its lower side and in the landing gear area, officials said.

    Neither the pilot nor the passenger were injured, authorities added.

    According to police, the pilot and the passenger told officers that while attempting to take off, the plane crashed downward, went off the runway and ended up in an adjacent field about 95 feet from the runway.

    The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the incident and will be investigating. Connecticut State Police are also investigating.