HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of a small plane crash in the Rhode Island town of Hopkinton.
The Westerly Sun reports the crash occurred in a wooded area and was reported by the pilot around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Crews cleared the scene within 20 minutes.
Officials say the crash was likely the result of an engine dropping in mid-flight. The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing in a field area, but overshot his target and ended up in a tree line.
The unidentified pilot wasn’t injured. The plane is expected to be removed over the next couple of days.
Information from: The Westerly Sun, http://www.thewesterlysun.com
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