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Bennington Rural FD Handles Plane Crash at William State Airport

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September 01, 2022 | VERMONT JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

BENNINGTON, VT - The Bennington Rural FD was dispatched to the William Morris State Airport for a reported plane crash on September 1st.

On arrival firefighters had a single engine plane that had crashed into a chain-link fence, with no smoke, fire, or fuel spill. Bennington Rural firefighters and Bennington EMS evaluated the plane's operator and determined that they needed to be transported to Albany Medical Center for injuries sustained. At the request of command, LifeNet 71 was requested to the scene.

A short time later, LifeNet 71 set down at the airport, loaded the patient into the helicopter and transported him to Albany Medical Center. Bennington PD arrived and secured the scene. The FAA was contacted for the incident. The fire department went back in to service just after 6:50 P.M. The crash is under investigation at this time.

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