Plane crashes into home on Race Lane in Marstons Mills
Pilot survives with only minor injuries
CWN team coverage by Kahlil Peckham, & Frank Paparo.
Rescuers free a trapped pilot after plane crash-note roof and tree damage to right Frank Paparo
MARSTONS MILLS - A single engine Cessna 182 owned by Sky Dive Cape Cod crashed into a house here today shortly before noon.
It landed upside down in its front yard at 356 Race Lane landing upside down in the driveway.
No one on the ground was hurt.
Fire Chief John Farrington said the plane struck the roof and chimney of a two-story house before bouncing off into the yard. Farrington says firefighters got the pilot out of the Cessna 182 and took him to the Cape Cod Hospital for treatment.
The pilot Alessandro Mendonca, in his early twenties, spoke with the owners of the house shortly after the 11 a.m. crash, said Brian Malone, the owner of the home.
According to reports three sky divers had just been dropped off the plane before the crash which apparently occurred as the plane was trying to land at the nearby Cape Cod Airport.
CWN reporter Kahlil Peckham was at the scene and sent the photo above. He was told that it was this company's first flight of the season.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating trying to determine the cause of the crash.
Eyewitness Shawn Mackenzie (right) described the scene for Cape Wide News (Audio).
CWNs Frank Paparo was the first reporter on the scene. Click here to view a slideshow of the dramatic scenes he captured. Stay with Cape Wide News for continuing coverage of the plane crash.
Photo credit: Top pix Frank Paparo, scene right by Kahlil Peckham, map courtesy Microsoft Local/Live, bottom pix courtesy Frank Paparo.
Several injured in Dennis crash
DENNIS - Several people reportedly including a mother and child were injured in a crash Saturday afternoon in Dennis. The crash happened shortly before 5 PM at the intersection of Depot Street and Upper County Road. Dennis Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available.