BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A pilot and her passenger have escaped serious injury when their small plane made an emergency landing in a wooded marsh north of Boston.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Cirrus SR22 was on approach to Hanscom Field in Bedford when the pilot reported engine failure and deployed the plane’s emergency chute. It went down in Burlington.
Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent said two were taken to a hospital as a precaution after the 1:30 p.m. Wednesday incident. He said it was “extremely lucky” the plane’s descent was slowed by the parachute, and that it went down in an unpopulated area. The site is half a mile from U.S. Route 3, just north of the Burlington Mall and Interstate 95.
Aerial photos on Boston-area television stations showed the aircraft in trees and brush with a parachute extending.