Plane crashes near West Middlesex Airport

A single-engine plane went down in a wooded area around 2:30 p.m. Friday

A single-engine plane went down near the West Middlesex Airport on Friday afternoon.


WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. (WKBN) – A single-engine plane went down near the West Middlesex Airport on Friday afternoon.

Investigators at the scene said the pilot was in the process of landing at the airport when he crashed into a wooded area nearby around 2:30 p.m.

It took crews two hours to get to the man following the accident.

“We couldn’t get him out through the airport, so we had to come back in off of Fetsko Road and got in there with quads, got him on the quad and brought him out,” said Bill Willimas, Chief of the Shenango Township Volunteer Fire Department.

The pilot had injuries but was alert and able to communicate when he was rushed to St. Elizabeth Health Center, investigators said. His name has not yet been released.

Police are not yet revealing any more details of what happened before the crash, though they have talked with the pilot.

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