Small plane crashes into tree, pilot survives with minor injuries

Posted at 7:24 AM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 07:24:45-04

A Connecticut man is recovering after getting into a plane crash that was caught on security camera.

The crash happened late Monday morning in the small town of Plainville, CT.

Witnesses say they saw the whole thing; they said the 1981 Cessna 172 was coming down for landing when it began veering sharply.

It was then that police say the pilot, Manfred Frost, crashed into a tree and tumbled into the parking lot of a business near the airport, narrowly missing a driver.

Frost was taken to a local hospital with apparent minor injuries.

At the scene, fire crews looked into a small fuel leak after the crash.

The single-engine plane was registered to a flight school based at a nearby airport.

This is the eighth small plane crash of the year in Connecticut. 

A total of six people died in the other crashes.