BEVERLY, Mass. — A Piper Archer aircraft being flown by a student pilot crashed into trees on a residential property on Thursday evening.
Beverly Regional Airport was notified about the crash around 5:00 p.m.
Members of Beverly Police and Fire Departments, Danvers Police and Fire Departments, Wenham Fire, Middleton Fire and Massachusetts State Police all responded to the scene on Burley Street in Danvers.
MassDOT also responded to the scene and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.
The pilot was an adult man who was evaluated by EMS on scene. He did not want to be transported to an area hospital.
He is a student at the Beverly Flight Center which operates out of Beverly Regional Airport.
No one else was inside the plane which was significantly damaged in the crash. When first responders arrived on scene, the plane was leaking fuel, but it did not catch fire.
As student pilots work to achieve their license, it is standard practice for them to perform solo flights to become more proficient in their flight skills.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA.
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