Two men in serious condition after small plane crashes in Westwood

WESTWOOD, MASS. (WHDH) - Two men were critically injured after a small plane crashed in Westwood Saturday afternoon.

According to the Dedham Fire Department, the crash happened in the woods between Canton Street and Peartree Drive near the Norwood Memorial Airport around 3:15 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a Piper PA-24 aircraft with two people on board.

According to State Police, the plan attempted to land at Norwood Airport, but ended up landing in the woods.

The Needham Fire Department said two people were “heavily entrapped.”

Police said they had to use a chainsaw to rescue the two men. A tree had fallen on top of the plane after the crash.

One was conscious and the other was unconscious when crews pulled them from the wreckage.

The pilot is a 65-year-old man from Newton . The passenger is a 77-year-old man from Norwood. They were both taken to Boston Medical Center.

The FAA is now investigating the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash .

 

 

 

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