Police say small plane crashes into Susquehanna River in northeastern PennsylvaniaBy AP
Friday, August 20, 2010
Small plane crashes into river in northeastern Pa.
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. — A small plane has crashed into the Susquehanna (sus-kwuh-HAN’-uh) River in northeastern Pennsylvania but federal officials say no major injuries are reported.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says two people were on board the single-engine plane when it crashed Friday afternoon near Skyhaven Airport in Tunkhannock, about 20 miles west of Scranton.
Peters says the plane was overturned in the river. The two people on board made it safely out of the aircraft but Peters expected they would be taken to a hospital for treatment for minor cuts.
Peters says the plane is based at the airport. He says it’s not immediately clear if the plane was taking off or landing when it crashed.
Repeated attempts to contact the airport were not immediately successful.
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