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FAA probing small plane crash in Plymouth that left 1 hurt

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FAA officials are probing small plane crash in Plymouth on Thursday night. (WFSB) FAA officials are probing small plane crash in Plymouth on Thursday night. (WFSB)
PLYMOUTH, CT (AP) -

Fire officials say a man has been hospitalized with serious head and internal injuries after a small plane he was flying crashed into a wooded area in Plymouth near Waterbury Airport.

Terryville Fire Chief Mark Sekorski says the man was the sole occupant of the single-engine, experimental plane, which crashed around 5 p.m. Thursday.

The man, who hasn't been publicly identified, had to be removed from the aircraft and was airlifted to a hospital in Hartford. His condition wasn't immediately clear.

Greg Gubitosi, who works in the area, says the plane had been circling around a pond when he heard the engine cut out several times. He says the plane then crashed a few hundred yards away.

"Make sure he wasn't moving, try to keep his head and neck stable, try to keep his airway open," Gubitosi said. "Reassure him in a positive voice not to be panicky that help is on the way he's gonna be okay. Your gonna make it. We got you."

Firefighters say fuel leaked from the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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