Plane Flips at Essex Airport

Pilot sustained minor injury after aircraft went off the runway and collided with a snowbank.

Photo: Fairfield Police Department
Photo: Fairfield Police Department

A single-engine Cesna veered off a runway, collided with a snowbank and flipped over at Essex County Airport Monday night.

The plane, approaching from the west, touched down and skidded off runway No. 4 at about 6:53 p.m., according to Fairfield Police. 

Pilot Chaim Masri, 46, of Brooklyn, N.Y., sustained a minor injury to his leg and declined medical attention, according to police.

Cops received an emergency call from Essex County Airport Operations shortly after the plane crash landed and police, fire and EMS crews were dispatched to the scene.

The Cesna was uprighted and secured at the airport while Federal Aviation Administration officials investigate, according to police.


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