FAA investigating small plane crash in Rhode island

A small plane crashed in a wooded area in the Rockville section of town on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016. Hopkinton police and Hope Valley fire and ambulance crews were dispatched just before 4:20 p.m. to reports that a small plane had crashed in a wooded area west of Kenney Hill Road near the intersection of Dye Hill Road. All passengers were out of the plane when emergency responders arrived and there were no reported injuries at this time. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.
| Harold Hanka,The Westerly Sun
A small plane crashed in a wooded area in the Rockville section of town on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016. Hopkinton police and Hope Valley fire and ambulance crews were dispatched just before 4:20 p.m. to reports that a small plane had crashed in a wooded area west of Kenney Hill Road near the intersection of Dye Hill Road. All passengers were out of the plane when emergency responders arrived and there were no reported injuries at this time. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. | Harold Hanka,The Westerly Sun

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

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.