Stow FIre Department photo.

Massachusetts plane with three occupants crashes in between homes in Stow


“On Sunday, July 23rd, at 1:06 p.m. Stow Fire responded to 181 Taylor Road for a report of a plane that had crashed. Engine 14, Engine 12, Rescue 17, and Car 20 responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a single engine plane that had crashed in the woods on its roof after taking off from the Minuteman Airfield, in Stow. Crews worked on scene to extricate two trapped parties, and treat a third that had self extricated from the plane.

Maynard Fire, and Boxborough Fire Responded the assist with ambulances to transport two patients from the scene to a landing zone, the third patient was transported by Stow Rescue 17. Hudson Fire responded to provide personnel and equipment.

Professional EMS responded with paramedics to provide additional treatment. Stow Engine 18 and Stow Engine 19 responded to the Minuteman Airfield to secure a landing zone for a Boston MedFlight helicopter and two UMass LifeFlight Helicopters. The Lancaster Fire Department provided an engine to be available for other incidents in the town while crews were on scene.

Officers from the Stow Police Department, Maynard Police Department, and Boxborough Police Department responded and assisted with patient care alongside the Firefighters and EMTs.

Three patients were transported by helicopter to local trauma centers with serious but non-life threatening injuries.”-Stow Fire Department.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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