The FAA is investigating a small plane crash in Niagara County. It happened near Croomer Road in Newfane.
Deputies found a 1920’s-era aircraft turned over in a field. Investigators say it took off from Wilson Burt Road, just a few miles away, Monday afternoon.
"On September 13, 2021, at approximately 14:04 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a plane crash in a corn field behind 2264 Coomer Rd. in the Town of Newfane," the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. "Deputies arrived on location to find a 1929 Waco Model GXE overturned in the cornfield. Initial investigation on scene determined that the plane took off from 5328 Wilson Burt Rd and started east bound approximately 2000 feet. The pilot was unable to gain altitude and attempted a precautionary landing in the cornfield where the plane overturned. The pilot, Joseph Rizzo of Akron, N.Y., received only minor injuries and declined medical treatment on scene. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office will be holding the scene until the FAA completes its investigation."
They say the pilot, who sustained only minor injuries, was unable to gain altitude and tried to land.
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office say they will be holding the scene until the FAA completes its investigation.