Single-Engine Plane Crashes in Wellington Backyard

The craft landed upside-down over a fence from a golf course

Friday, Mar 23, 2012  |  Updated 8:59 PM EDT
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Plane Crashes in Backyard

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The single-engine plane came to a stop upside-down.

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A small plane crashed in a backyard in Wellington in central Palm Beach County late Friday afternoon.

At 5:47 p.m., the aircraft came to a stop upside-down over a fence from a golf course. Several fire crews were at the scene, with one firefighter climbing up a ladder to speak with the pilot, who was conscious inside the plane, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue told WPTV.

The pilot was the only person aboard, and he was sustained minor injuries, officials said.

Firefighters pulled the pilot out of the aircraft on a backboard stretcher at 5:54 p.m.

It was unclear if the plane was landing or taking off, but the single-engine turbo-prop plane went down in Britten Lane in the Aero Club, WPTV reported.

Firefighters sprayed foam on the plane and in a pool beside it to contain a fuel spill.

Federal Aviation Administration registration information says that single-engine turbo-prop plane, manufactured this year, is owned by Mascaro Air LLC out of Wellington.

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