1 Dead, 2 Injured in Conn. Small Plane Crash – NBC New York

One male flight instructor is dead and two other people have been injured after a small four-seater plane carrying three people crashed at a small airport in New Milford, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna C-172 that left Danbury Municipal Airport crashed at the end of runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport in New Milford at 9:47 a.m. 

Police said the man who died was an instructor, a female who was onboard has critical injuries and LifeStar flew her to Hartford Hospital. A man who was in the back seat was also injured, got out of the plane and walked 300 to 400 yards to a house and asked the residents to call 911. An anbulance responded and transported him to Danbury Hospital. 

The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the crash.  The NTSB tells NBC Connecticut that an investigator is on the way to the scene.

This is the seventh airplane crash in Connecticut this year and the fourth fatal crash.

A 63-year-old pilot, Mark Stern, died after a plane crash at Danbury Municipal Airport on July 30.

Dr. Joseph Tomanelli, a Cheshire doctor, was killed in a plane crash at Meriden Markham Airport on April 24 and his son, 21-year-old Daniel Tomanelli, was seriously injured.

A student pilot, 31-year-old Pablo Campos Isona, of East Haven, was killed in a plane crash in East Haven on Feb. 22.

Check back for updates. 

Published 3 hours ago | Updated 11 minutes ago

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