Author Topic: Student pilot on solo flight reported engine trouble before crashing at camp  (Read 4414 times)

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(Really super cool controller, and an assisting pilot above her, glad all ok.  )

A plane crashed at a campground in Plymouth on Monday morning and the pilot has been taken to the hospital.

Police said they received a 911 call at 10:58 a.m. reporting that a plane had crashed at Gentile's Campground, in the Terryville part of Plymouth.

In a conversation with air traffic control captured on, the woman in the plane said she was a student pilot on a solo flight and that she was having engine trouble.

"I am a student pilot solo and I am panicking," she told the air traffic controller.

The controller directed the student pilot to a grass strip runway in Plymouth, but the plane went down in the trees short of the runway.

Witnesses said the pilot was helped from the downed plane by a maintenance worker at the campground.