GREENWICH - A Greenwich man is recovering after crashing his plane in New York over the weekend.

Victor Romley, 70, says he began having mechanical problems and tried to return to the airport. However, he didn't make it and crashed into an embankment causing the plane to burst into flames.

Police say Romley was thrown into a nearby pond minimizing his burns.

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