A small plane crash on Sunday morning at Danbury Airport resulted in three people being seriously injured. All the 3 had to be rushed to the hospital.
The small plane crash is a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and it has taken off at around 10:30 PM from Danbury Airport with three souls on board. The airport tower watched the plane crash helplessly as it happened right in front of it.
According to the public information officer for the Danbury Fire Department, James Gagliardo, the emergency crew was called at the intersection of Backus Avenue and Miry Brook Road, in the area of Danbury Dog Park.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a single engine high wing aircraft that can fly with four people.
The plane was found in heavy bush just behind the dog park by the firefighters. The three people were taken out of the crashed plane and rushed to Danbury Hospital.
One of the person has received life-threatening injuries and is in severe condition. Plans are being made to transfer this patient to Westchester Medical Center through medivac.
The second person is in severe condition while the third only had minor injuries and is in stable condition. According to fire officials, the Cessna 172 was taken on rent from Danbury airport.
A man who was walking his dog in the area stated that the three persons are lucky enough to have survived the plane crash.
A former pilot, Nikolaus Lentner says that the person flying the plane did a good job as he was able to land the plan right side up.
Lentner has more than 3,000 hours of flying experience that dates back to 1968. Many of these flying hours have been acquired flying a single engine airplane like the Cessna 172 Skyhawk.
Lentner says that in a single engine aircraft such the Cessna 172, it is quite difficult to safely recover once some sort of takeoff difficulty is experienced.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be investigating the accident.