1 dead, 3 hurt in Connecticut small plane crash

Plane went down near small airport in New Milford

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH-AP) — A small plane has crashed in western Connecticut, killing one person and injuring two others.

Authorities say the single-engine Cessna reportedly crashed near a small airport in New Milford at about 10 a.m. Friday after taking off from nearby Danbury Municipal Airport.

Mayor David Gronbach tells the News Times he heard three people were involved.

The NTSB has confirmed that one person has died, while two others have been injured in the crash.

A medical helicopter responded to the scene.

Federal aviation authorities have been informed.

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