STOW, Mass. (AP) — A World Conflict I-era airplane crashed and flipped over onto its roof because the pilot tried to land outdoors of a army historical past museum in Massachusetts, authorities stated Sunday. The pilot was not damage.
The classic single-engine Nieuport 28 was making an attempt to land shortly after 11 a.m. on the American Heritage Museum in Stow when the entrance touchdown gear failed, the native police and fireplace chiefs stated in a joint information launch.
The pilot, the one individual on board, had eliminated himself from the airplane earlier than first responders arrived, the information launch stated. The pilot’s title was not launched.
“The pilot didn’t report any accidents however was evaluated on the scene as a precaution,” it stated.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified concerning the crash.
The museum was internet hosting a WWI and Aviation residing historical past occasion this weekend, showcasing the 1918 Nieuport 28, billed because the “oldest flying and first American fighter,” in addition to World Conflict II-era planes.
Stow is about 20 miles west of Boston.
Extra articles from the BDN