3 people escape injury in Barre plane crash

BARRE, Mass. (WHDH) — Three people are counting their blessings after they managed to escape serious injury when the small plane they were in crashed in the woods in Barre and caught fire early Thursday evening.

Jack Carrozzo and two of his friends were flying back from a day trip when Carrozzo said the winds suddenly shifted while he was trying to land.

When he realized he wasn’t going to make it over the trees, Carrozzo said he slowed the plane down and steered it onto a cart path, where it crashed.

“Most of one wing was on fire and part of it was missing in the trees 20 feet back, which was also on fire catching a brush on fire around the other fuel tank,” Carrozzo said.

John Elliot, who was working near the airport when the crash happened, said he grabbed some buckets of water and ran over to help put the fire out.

Elliot and Carrozzo both said they’re relieved the plane crash wasn’t worse and that everyone is going to be OK.

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