May 06, 2007

Plane crashes in Barnstable, pilot rushed to hospital

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A single-engine plane crashed into a Massachusetts house yesterday, landing upside down in its front yard. But no one on the ground was hurt.

Fire Chief John Farrington said the plane struck the roof and chimney of a two-story house before bouncing off into the yard in Barnstable.

Farrington says firefighters got the pilot out of the Cessna 182 and took him to the Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.

The pilot was the only person in the four-seat plane and was speaking when firefighters took him out of the wreckage.

Nobody on the ground was injured. The owners of the house were outside at the time of the crash.

Farrington says an off-duty firefighter called rescue workers after hearing the sputtering plane go below the horizon, followed by the crash.


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