3 injured when small plane crashes near Danbury Airport

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Three people have been injured after a small plane crashed during takeoff from Danbury Airport.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said in a tweet that those injured have been taken to Danbury Hospital for treatment.

The Hartford Courant reports that the plane crashed in a field on Miry Brook Road near the city’s dog park. It reported one victim has life-threatening injuries, another is in severe condition and a third passenger suffered minor injuries.

Boughton said the city is awaiting the Federal Aviation Administration and that the dog park will remain closed.


NECN reported that the plane involved was a Cessna 172S.