Small plane crash-lands at Sikorsky Airport

STRATFORD - FAA officials say a small plane crash landed at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford at around 7:00 a.m. Friday.

According to the FAA, the plane's pilot overshot the runway and hit a fence. The single-engine Pilatus PC-12 aircraft came to rest upright on an embankment near Main Street.

The plane?s turbo prop pierced through a metal fence which mangled the propeller and tore off a section of the left wing. Airport manager John Ricci adds that this force slashed open a fuel tank that spilled fuel onto the pavement.

An FAA spokesperson says there were seven people on the plane, including two crew members. There are no reports of anyone being hurt.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters says the plane is registered to Difly Inc. of Portsmouth, N.H.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 1 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days
Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28 2 Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28
Police say a Bridgeport man was shot multiple 3 Man shot multiple times in Bridgeport apartment complex
Police said they received multiple reports of the 4 Police search Greenwich for armed robbery suspect
Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 5 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE