VIDEO: Plane crashes into tree, parking lot; 80-year-old pilot survives

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Pilot survives CT plane crash
A pilot survived after his plane slammed into a tree in Connecticut.

PLAINVILLE, Connecticut -- The crash of a small plane was caught on camera in Connecticut.

A 1981 Cessna 172 crashed into a tree and miraculously fell into the parking lot of a business right side up.

It happened in Plainville in the area of Robertson Airport behind a business that is adjacent to the airport.

The 80-year-old pilot, Manfred Forst, survived with only minor injuries.

Federal investigators are trying to figure out what caused the crash.