Sunday, 19 November, 2017

A man walks away from a plane crash virtually unscathed

A plane lands in Carling Technologies parking lot A plane lands in Carling Technologies parking lot A plane crashes in Carling Technologies parking lot in Plainville
Sammy Stanley | 13 September, 2017, 03:43

Dramatic video released Monday shows a small plane crashing into a tree near a CT airport.

Surveillance footage of the incident shows the plane flying low before it strikes a tree and lands in the parking lot.

Pilot Manfred Forst was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, but has since been released.

The FAA is investigating but officials did say there was a small fuel leak, according to the station. The plane ended up in a parking lot several hundred feet west of the runway; it was right side up, but the right wing appeared to be snapped. The plane veered into the Carling Technologies parking lot.

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Among the dead were 10 killed in Cuba - the island's worst hurricane death toll since 2005, when 16 died in Hurricane Dennis. British and French governments have sent rescue and relief efforts to the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma .

Interstate Aviation, which monitored operations at the town's airport, rented the plane to Forst, and declined to comment, the Hartford Courant reported.

CCTV released by Plainville Police Department shows the moment the small plane flies low over the auto park, its wings shifting left and right unsteadily. It was wavering, it was going very slow.

An 80-year-old pilot proved the adage that any landing you can walk away from is a good one - even one in which the plane crashes into a tree. "I heard the bang and knew that he went down". A total of six people died in other crashes.

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