Small plane crashes in Vt. after detour; 2 hurt

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, Vt. Vermont State Police say a small plane crash that left two California men with minor injuries happened because the pilot couldn't touch down as planned because of a hot air balloon festival.

Both men suffered lacerations and the pilot had an injured wrist after Saturday's crash in Middletown Springs.

Police say the pilot had departed from a small grass airstrip near Burlington bound for Glen Falls, N.Y., but had to turn back after spotting hot air balloons and cars on the runway. A state police report says he headed toward Rutland, Vt., to refuel but fell a couple miles short.

The Federal Aviation Administration will begin an investigation Monday.

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