Ellington Fire Department: Plane overshoots runway, ends up in trees

Credit: Timothy Dubiel
Credit: Timothy Dubiel(WFSB)
Published: Jun. 4, 2022 at 12:48 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2022 at 1:54 PM EDT
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ELLINGTON, Conn. (WFSB) - Officials with the Ellington Fire Department say they are investigating an airplane accident near Ellington Airport.

Officials with the CAA confirm the type of airplane is a single engine aircraft.

The Ellington Fire Department says the airplane overshot the runway and ended up in the trees.

The pilot was not injured, and the plane sustained minor damage, fire department officials say.

Officials from the Ellington Airport and Connecticut Parachutists say the plane involved in the incident was connected to Connecticut Parachutists.

Officials from the Ellington Fire Department, as well as state police will be on scene until the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) arrives to investigate.

Channel 3 has reached out to the FAA for a statement.

This is a developing story. Stay with Channel 3 for the latest updates.