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Small Plane Crashes After Takeoff At Sterling Airport

UPDATE (3/12) -- The pilot in the crash has died, according to authorities. 

STERLING (CBS) – Emergency crews are responding to a small plane crash near Sterling Airport.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

A small plane crashed into the woods near Sterling Airport. (WBZ-TV)

The FAA said a Cessna 177 crashed after taking off from Runway 16.

The plane clipped trees and came to a rest about 100 yards from the end of the runway.

A plane crash at Sterling Airport. (WBZ-TV)

It is not known if the pilot, who was the only person on board, was injured.


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