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NTSB investigating Montgomery County plane crash

Small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood

WHITPAIN TWP., Pa. - The National Transportation Safety Board will be in Montgomery County Monday to investigate the crash of a single-engine plane Sunday evening.

The plane took off shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday from the Wings Field Airport in the Blue Bell area of Whitpain Township, according to township police Chief Kenneth Lawson. The plane crashed in a nearby residential area in the first block of Meade Road.

The pilot was the only person aboard, and he was flown to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for treatment, according to Lawson.

It wasn't clear whether the plane hit a house in the neighborhood.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified, and the NTSB and township police are investigating the crash.


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