Search crews have located a plane that went down in the woods near Onion Mountain on the border of West Simsbury and Canton Monday night.
A small plane heading towards Bradley International Airport disappeared from the radar during flight. There were two passengers on board the plane, according to sources at the scene.
According to Simsbury Airport Manager Bill Thomas, the small plane was not headed for Simsbury Airport. The destination of the plane is unknown.
The status of the plane's occupants is also unknown. At approximately 10:45 p.m. the Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department requested air transport for the individuals but the request was cancelled, according to sources.
Simsbury police and volunteer firefighters were conducting a search in the are of Quorn Hunt Road in West Simsbury while the Canton departments lead a search in the Red Fox Run neighborhood.
The cause of the crash and the exact destination of the plane are still unknown. Simsbury police have not issued a formal statement on the search.
[Updated] Nov. 19 at 11:30 p.m.
Although Canton officials initially requested air transport by Lifestar for two individuals found at the scene of a downed plane, the service ended up not responding, according to sources. The status of the individuals is unknown.
Simsbury Police and volunteer fire personnel are working with Federal Aviation Administration officials to investigate the accident, according to officials at the scene.
[Updated] Nov. 19 at 11:12 p.m.
Search crews have located a downed plane that was headed towards Bradley International Airport.
Search crews have located a downed plane using a state police helicopter Monday night near the border of Simsbury and Canton. The plane went down in the woods near Red Fox Run in Canton, according to officials at the scene.
It is unclear how many people were on board the plane, but Lifestar has been requested for at least two individuals.
[Updated] Nov. 19 at 10:46 p.m.
Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department has requested transport assistance from Lifestar for two individuals found in the woods near the border of Simsbury and Canton, according to officials at the scene. It is unclear if the injured individuals were on board the missing plane.
[Updated] Nov. 19 at 10:26 p.m.
Search crews have focused in on the area near Red Fox Run in Canton, but the plane has not been located.
Police and firefighters are searching for a plane that went down on its way to Bradley International Airport. The plane may have gone down near Quorn Hunt Road in Simsbury, according to sources at the scene.
According to the Hartford Courant, a search is also underway in Morris, Conn.
Simsbury Police, Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company, Canton Police and Canton Volunteer Fire Department are participating in the search.
Further details are not available at this time. This story will be updated as information becomes available.