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Pilot dead, 2 injured after plane crash in New Milford

Posted August 11

— A pilot is dead and two passengers were injured after a single-engine plane crashed near an airport in New Milford on Friday morning, police said.

A Cessna C-172 aircraft crashed at the end of Runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport around 10:20 a.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration. FAA officials said the plane departed Danbury Municipal Airport around 9:45 a.m.

National Transportation Safety Board officials said three people were on board the plane when it crashed.

New Milford Police said the pilot was killed in the crash. Two others were rushed to the hospital, NTSB officials said. The conditions of those two people were not released by the NTSB officials.

One victim emerged from the wreckage and walked several hundred yards to a random home to call for help, according to police.

The plane appears to be from a flight school, but it is unclear if they were taking off or landing.

Life Star medical helicopter was called to the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by NTSB and FAA officials

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