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Dec 5, 2014 11:58 AM

Aircraft downed in Brookline; pilot not injured


BROOKLINE - Police have confirmed to NH1 News that an aircraft has crashed on Russell Hill Road in Brookline.

The pilot is out of the aircraft and is not injured.The Cessna 150 hit struck power lines and crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing in a field around 11 a.m., the FAA said. The pilot had reported an engine problem.

The pilot was the only person on board, the FAA said.

The FAA will investigate.

According to FAA records, the plane had its certificate renewed in Dec. 17, 2012. It is not set to expire until Dec. 31, 2015.

Sixteen other crashes involving Cessna planes have been reported to the National Transportation Safety Board this year. The most recent on Nov. 11 when two people died in Ontario, Canada.

The plane is registered to Eagle East Aviation Inc. in North Andover, Mass. No one at the company was immediately available to speak to NH1 News about the crash.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.


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