PROVINCETOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - A plane with seven people on board crashed Thursday on Cape Cod, officials said.
Cape Air confirmed that a flight from Boston carrying six passengers and one pilot crashed while attempting to land at Provincetown Municipal Airport and burst into flames.
Park rangers who were first on the scene pulled the pilot and passengers out of the plane.
Provincetown Town Manager Alex Morse said that there were no fatalities but those on board suffered broken bones and severe burns.
Everyone was taken to Cape Cod Hospital but there was no immediate word on their condition.
“They were extremely lucky to walk away from this,” the fire chief said.
“Thankfully, it wasn’t a high impact crash,” Morse said in a statement.
7NEWS Meteorologist Josh Wurster was biking along a nearby path to Race Point Beach when the plane crashed.
“The plane came down nose-first into the woods,” Wurster recalled. “It wasn’t even close to the airport or the runway. It was outside of the fenced-in area of the airport grounds, so right alongside the bike path…There were trees down everywhere.”
Morse noted that inclement weather likely played a role in the crash. Wurster added that it had been “pouring rain” for most of the day.
“There were times when we were at lunch and you would look out at the water and wouldn’t even know the ocean was there,” Wurster explained.
Truro Fire Chief Timothy Collins said the plane caught fire after crashing and that his department provided a water tanker to help extinguish the blaze.
Emergency crews are working at the scene of the crash.
No additional details were available.
An investigation remains ongoing.
Cape Air’s Family Assistance Number is 888-253-4115.
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