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Small plane crashes into woods at Connecticut Boy Scout camp

Terryville Fire Department

A single-engine plane trying to reach Waterbury Airport in Plymouth crashed Tuesday into a Boy Scout camp in Terryville, landing in woods about a quarter of a mile from campers, according to the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

No campers or programs at Camp Mattatuck were affected by the crash, the council said in a statement posted on Facebook.

The FAA said the Cessna 185 crashed around 1 p.m. and only the pilot was on board. Officials told multiple news outlets the pilot suffered minor injuries. A photo taken by the Terryville Fire Department and posted online showed extensive damage to the plane, which was caught up in trees and branches.

According to FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, the plane had taken off from Westerly, R.I. Records from the FAA show the fixed-wing aircraft is registered to a Nevada man.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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