MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WHDH) — A small plane crashed just outside the George Harlow Field in Marshfield on Friday at approximately 3:45 p.m.

A Maule M-5, general aviation aircraft, crashed into a tree. The aircraft had just departed the airport and was returning to land.

The pilot, a 68-year-old male from Yarmouthport, self-extricated himself from the plane and was 100 yards away from the plane at the time of first responders arrival.

He was taken to South Shore Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“I was concerned for the pilot, that’s my first instinct. Me and my daughter are here all the time. It’s a part of my backyard in a sense, so my immediate concern was the pilot,” one woman said.

Fire and rescue officials are on the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation; the FAA and NTSB will investigate.

The FAA contributed to this report.

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