Dead, 2 Injured in New Milford Plane Crash


A man is dead and two people are injured after a plane from Danbury Municipal Airport crashed at Candlelight Farms Airport in New Milford, Conn. on Friday, August 11, 2017. The pilot, a female who has yet to be identified, was extricated from the plane and taken by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The Cessna C-172 crashed at the end of Runway 17-35 at the Candlelight Farms Airport at about 10:20 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The aircraft with three people on board departed from Danbury Municipal Airport. The co-pilot was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was taken to Danbury Hospital by ambulance.

The instructor died and two passengers were injured.

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The plane is owned by Arrow Aviation of Danbury, a flight school. Lee Grabner. "All he could say was that he was in a plane crash, is all he could really articulate to us".

NTSB investigating today's crash of a Cessna 172 in New Milford, CT. The NTSB tells NBC Connecticut that an investigator is on the way to the scene.

The Litchfield County Dispatch says the Sharon Fire Department, and ambulances from Sharon and Bridgewater all responded to Green Pond Road and Border Lane.