Plane crash on Block Island leaves 2 injured
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (WJAR) —
Two people were med-flighted to a local hospital after a small plane crash on Block Island early Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened shortly before 1 pm. The New Shoreham Police Chief, Vincent Carlone told NBC 10 that the pilot overshot the plane landing over the runway while attempting to make a smooth landing.
The plan crossed over Center Road, made contact with a fence and landed in a field 50 yards away from the runway.
Photos from the scene show the plane in several pieces following the crash.
Rhode Island Airport Corporation Official, Bill Fischer tells NBC 10 the victims suffered minor injuries.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.
Stay with NBC 10 as we continue to monitor this developing story.