911 calls released following Meriden plane crash

A plane with two people on board crashed near Hanover Road in Meriden on Saturday. (WFSB)

The emergency 911 calls for a plane crash that happened in Meriden over the weekend were released by police on Monday.

The Piper PA-28 went down on Saturday afternoon next to a playground, behind the American Legion on Hanover Road.

The occupants were identified as Philip F. Cianciolo and Beverly Weinraub.

"American Legion 835 Hanover Road," the caller is heard saying in the 911 call. "Plane crash in the back." "Do you see any injuries?" the dispatcher asked.

"I see one person walking out right now," the caller replied.

Two people on board the plane survived and are expected to be ok.

Channel 3 was told Cianciolo, the pilot, was attempting to land at the Meriden-Markham Airport roughly a mile away, when the plane reportedly ran out of fuel.

It turns out, he went through the exact same thing, just six months ago.

In July, Cianciolo was piloting another plane he owns, when it crashed in a Virginia field.

Investigators told a Channel 3 affiliate in Richmond, Va., that plane was heading from North Carolina to Connecticut ran out of fuel and was forced to make a crash landing.

The plane caught fire and Cianciolo suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

It's still unclear what caused the plane crash. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

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