Massachusetts Firefighters respond to crash of WWI era plane

“Police Chief Michael Sallese and Fire Chief John Benoit report that the Stow Police and Fire Departments responded to a plane crash this afternoon.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, at approximately 11:09 a.m., Stow Police and Fire received reports of a plane crash near Barton Road and the American Heritage Museum.

Upon arrival, crews located a World War I era Nieuport 28, a single engine plane, at the end of the runway that was upside down on its roof.

The single occupant, the pilot of the aircraft, had removed himself from the plane before first responders arrived. The pilot did not report any injuries but was evaluated at the scene as a precaution.

A preliminary investigation determined that, while attempting to land at the American Heritage Museum, 568 Main St. Hudson, the aircraft’s front landing gear failed causing the plane to flip over on its roof. Stow has several airports.

Hudson Police and Fire also responded to the scene to assist.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been notified about the crash, and will investigate further.”-Stow Fire Department.

Stow Fire Department photo.