Federal agencies launch probe into North Canaan plane crash

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NORTH CANAAN — Federal investigators were sent to North Canaan on Friday to take over a scene held overnight by Connecticut State Police after a small aircraft was found in a pond on Thursday.

Around 5:20 p.m., state police received a call about a small plane found upside down in a pond in North Canaan. The pilot, who was found alert and conscious, was taken to Sharon Hospital for their injuries.

The FAA said in a statement Friday that the aircraft was a single-engine Kitfox IV. The agency confirmed only the pilot was on board.

Troopers from state police Troop B in North Canaan have secured the site and awaited the arrival of FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board later Friday.

The FAA said it will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site. The FAA and NTSB will continue to investigate, with the NTSB in charge of the investigation and providing additional updates.