HARTFORD, Conn — The pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed at Hartford-Brainard Airport on Saturday afternoon was hospitalized, according to the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA).
The incident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. and the CAA said that it happened shortly after the plane took off on the turf runway
The pilot was identified as a 54-year-old man and the sole occupant onboard the plane which was a Lancair IV-P and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The pilot was responsive, he suffered some burns and a possible fracture.
The airport reopened Saturday evening around 7:25 p.m. after closing throughout the afternoon.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating with the NTSB in charge.
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