3 injured when small plane crashes in Massachusetts residential area

STOW, Mass. (AP) — Three people were injured when a small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in a residential area in Massachusetts, authorities said.

Police and firefighters responding to multiple 911 calls just after 1 p.m. found the single-engine Cessna 182 in a wooded area between two homes in the town of Stow, a police spokesperson said.

One of the aircraft’s three occupants extricated itself from the aircraft, but the other two required assistance from first responders.

All three were taken to nearby Minute Man Air Field and were later airlifted by medical helicopter to a hospital in Worcester with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, the spokesman said.

No information on the injured was available.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in an email that it and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate. There was no immediate word on what caused the plane to crash.

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