Cape Air flight crashes at Massachusetts airport, no deaths reported
A airplane carrying six passengers and one pilot crashed at Provincetown, Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon.
No deaths have been reported within the crash on the Provincetown Municipal Airport, however all seven have been transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
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The crash occurred at round 3:30 p.m. ET.
It was coming from Boston’s Logan Worldwide Airport with a scheduled arrival time of three:20 p.m. ET in Provincetown.
The Cape Air flight 2072, a Cessna 402C, was touchdown when it hit dangerous climate that brought on the difficulty, in response to City Supervisor Alex Morse.
“Cape Air confirms an incident involving Flight 2072 touring from Boston Logan Worldwide to Provincetown Airport. Upon touchdown at Provincetown Airport, the airplane exited the runway. Six passengers and one crew member have been onboard,” Cape Air wrote in a launch.
The Cape Cod Occasions reported that, after emergency responders obtained a name for a report of a airplane crash on the finish of the runway at Race Level Street, the plane was in flames.
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It was not a high-impact crash, however some have been left with burns.
In an interview with WHDH, passenger Autumn Kerr – who reportedly suffered burns, is a current most cancers survivor and misplaced her greatest pal in a airplane crash 20 years in the past – mentioned she thought she was going to die and that the airplane’s pilot saved her life.
“Hastily we simply hit the bottom and the timber, and it burst into flames within the entrance, after which the best aspect burst into flames,” she mentioned.
“I ripped the seat out and I turned it round and used it as a defend from the flames, after which I couldn’t get the seatbelt out and everybody was gone. I used to be like please get my seatbelt off,” Kerr recalled to the station.
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“I feel that as a result of we have been the final, he got here again and unbuckled it,” she mentioned of the pilot. “He seemed fairly injured as a result of I noticed him on the gurney after I went to my ambulance.”
In an announcement, Cape Air mentioned its officers have been working with the Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB) and native authorities and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) advised the Occasions that it will additionally examine the crash.
The Related Press contributed to this report.