Two escape injury in crash of small plane in Penn Twp.
BY JENNIFER TODD, Staff Writer
Two people were unhurt when their small plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Penn Township.
The incident occurred at 3:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Penryn Road.
Officials said the pilot experienced mechanical problems and issued a "mayday" before landing the plane in a field around 3:20 p.m.
On the ground, the aircraft traveled across Penryn Road and into another field, where it struck an embankment, according to Penryn fire Chief Shannon Martin.
Martin estimated the plane traveled a quarter-mile before coming to rest.
He said the crash damaged a wing, setting off a fuel leak that fire crews contained until a Haz-Mat team arrived.
Northern Lancaster County Regional police Officer David Burdis said the occupants of the single-engine plane are from the Lancaster area but didn't know exactly where they live.
He wasn't sure where the plane was headed when it crashed.
Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials were notified of the incident.
Burdis said the FAA is investigating.
He said the plane would remain at the crash site overnight, guarded by members of the Civil Air Patrol.