News Plane incidents — 23 September 2017

DANBURY — Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Danbury Fire Department says that they were dispatched to Danbury airport for a reported “aircraft incident“.

When crews arrived to the airport, they found a single engine Cessna 180 airplane nose down on Runway 35.

The pilot, Jeffery Butler, was the only person on board at the time and was not injured. Butler was attempting a landing.

The fire department righted the aircraft, then it was towed away.

The airport was shut down for a brief time to allow emergency vehicles to access the plane.

The plane is registered to Butler, and is based at Reliant Air in Danbury.

The incident is being investigated by the FAA’s Flight Standards district Officer out of Windsor Locks.

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A small plane crash at Danbury Airport is now under investigation. A single-engine Cessna aircraft landed nose down on the runway there at around 10:30 on Friday morning.

The pilot, Jeffrey Butler, was the only person on board, and he was not hurt.

The airport was shut down for a while to allow emergency vehicles to access the aircraft.

It reopened and returned to normal operations soon after.

The incident is being investigated by the FAA’s Flight Standards District Office in Windsor.

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