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Two injured in Salisbury plane crash

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This is the area near where the plane crashed in Salisbury (WFSB) This is the area near where the plane crashed in Salisbury (WFSB)
The Piper Cub plane is hung up in a tree in Salisbury. The co-pilot and trainee escaped with minor injuries. (WFSB) The Piper Cub plane is hung up in a tree in Salisbury. The co-pilot and trainee escaped with minor injuries. (WFSB)
SALISBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Two people were injured in a single-engine plane crash in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon.

Connecticut State Police and Salisbury Fire Officials said the single engine piper plane crashed into a tree at the intersection of Mount Riga Road and Wells Rd., at about 5 p.m. 

The Salisbury Fire Chief said told Eyewitness News the a pilot and a trainee lost power to the engine, and could not regain control. The Fire Chief says the two tried to land the plane but overshot their landing. 

"First unit to arrive on scene was a Connecticut State Trooper and myself," said Lakeville Hose Company Chief Jason Wilson. "Discovered a single engine, two-seater plane that was lodged in a large cherry tree."

The two occupants of the plane were able to climb out of the plane which was about 10 feet off the ground with the help of a neighbor who brought a ladder, police said. The two men suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for evaluation, police said, they are expected to make a full recovery.

"I was quite amazed that it was still hung up in the tree, and that there was two gentlemen standing in a field below it. It's not a site you see often here in Salisbury. The last plane crash that we've seen here in Salisbury was approximately 25 years ago," Wilson said. 

The plane reportedly flew out of Great Barrington, Ma. Police said the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is responding for a fuel leak.

"Very calm and collected actually, you could tell they were a little shaken up but in really good shape, mentally and physically and it was amazing that they came out unscathed," Wilson said. 

This plane crash comes just two days after a deadly plane crash on Friday.

A co-pilot died in this crash and two passengers were hurt after the single-engine plane crashed near an airport in New Milford on Friday morning.

Stay updated with Eyewitness News as more information becomes available.

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