Ultralight plane crashes into river in Stow

STOW, Mass. — An Ultralight plane went down Tuesday morning in Stow, Massachusetts.

The plane went down in the Assabet River near Crowe Island around 9 a.m., Stow Police told FOX25.

Fire rescuers found a 55-year-old near the shore. Police say he pulled himself out of the plane and and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a clinic in Burlington.

According to officials, the plane was attempting to take off from Crowe Island Airfield but only made it about 300 yards at tree level before nose-diving into the river.

The Federal Aviation Administration, along with other Mass. agencies, are investigating the incident.  The plane was carrying less than 5 gallons of fuel, when it crashed.


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Posted by Boston 25 News on Tuesday, November 8, 2016