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Police: 3 Injured In 2 Separate Plane Crashes In Massachusetts

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Two separate plane crashes have resulted in minor injuries in Massachusetts.

Police in Halifax say a small plane crashed into East Lake on Saturday. The pilot was pulled from the water by residents, evaluated by emergency response officials and determined to have not suffered any injuries.

"At approximately noon today a Cessna aircraft crashed approximately 100 yards off the shoreline of Lake Street in Halifax," said the Halifax Fire Department in a statement on their Facebook page. "The pilot and sole occupant of the plane was rescued by multiple civilians in canoes and refused transport to a local hospital. Multiple local and federal agencies are on scene assisting."

Map of East Lake in Halifax, MA. (Image via Google Maps)
Map of East Lake in Halifax, MA. (Image via Google Maps)

The fire department said they were removing the plane from the water and had requested the assistance of the Plymouth county technical rescue team.

"At this time no fuel or fluids are leaking from the aircraft and there are no injuries to report," the Halifax Fire Department said in their post.

Authorities in the town south of Boston did not identify the pilot or release further details about the incident.

State Police, meanwhile, say a small plane crashed in a wooded area in the town of Florida in the Berkshires on Friday evening.

Town of Florida, MA. (Image via Google Maps)
Town of Florida, MA. (Image via Google Maps)

They say the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing at North Adams Airport around 6:45 p.m. when the plane crashed.

Police say two adults and a teenager aboard the plane were taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield with minor injuries. A dog was unharmed.

The Federal Aviation Administration and state officials are investigating.

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