MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, Vt. – A small plane crashed in Vermont on Saturday after trying to land in Glens Falls.
Vermont State Police say they and rescue personnel responded to the downed aircraft on Route 140. Dispatch later received a call that there were two occupants who had minor, non-life threatening injures.
The pit, Richard Piccirilli, 66, had small lacerations and a possible broken wrist. His passenger, David Querry, 53, had a larger laceration on his nose. Both initially denied medical attention.
Both men told State Police that they left a grass airstrip near Burlington and were flying to Glens Falls airport. While they were arriving in Glens Falls, Piccirilli noticed the airport's runway was occupied with the 2013 Adirondack Balloon Festival.
Piccirilli then headed back to a Rutland airport to refuel but fell short.
The FAA was notified and an investigation will begin on Monday.
According to authorities, the plane was a single engine Cesna and it was found fully intact with significant damage to the nose and landing gear.
State Police say they do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.