Multiple Injured After Plane Crash in Residential Area

On Sunday, a plane crashed between two homes near the Minute Man Air Field in Stow, severely injuring three individuals. The unfortunate incident occurred near Taylor Road, shortly after 1 p.m., near the airstrip’s runways.

Luis Bauer shared that his siblings, James and Bob, along with his niece, Daniella, were returning from Lake Placid, New York. Daniella had been participating in a camp there. The single-engine Cessna they were traveling in tragically crashed as it approached to land at Minute Man Air Field in Stow.

Tye Moracy, a local resident who was one of the first responders at the scene, recounted the harrowing moments. 

“Everyone began shouting and pleading for assistance. My instincts kicked in, and I decided to assist the nearest person,” he said. 

Moracy described a chaotic scene where one person was trapped by their seatbelt, another was perilously close to a sharp metal fragment, and a third person was struggling to breathe. Moracy felt a wave of relief when professional emergency services arrived, as it meant more help was on hand.

Police and fire brigades rushed to the scene after receiving multiple distress calls at around 1 p.m. They discovered a single-engine Cessna 182 lodged within a forested region between two houses in the town of Stow, as stated by a police representative.

The Stow police spokesperson confirmed that the aircraft crashed in a yard between two residential houses. The three injured victims were airlifted to local hospitals, and, despite the seriousness of their injuries, they were not life-threatening.

Officials confirmed that law enforcement agencies from Stow, Maynard, and Boxborough provided support at the crash site. 

In addition, a diverse group of EMTs attended, and both Boston MedFlight and UMass LifeFlight helicopters were utilized in the rescue operation.

One of the three passengers onboard the plane managed to get out of the wreckage independently, while the other two required assistance from the emergency services. 

The representative mentioned that all the injured were initially transported to the nearby Minute Man Airfield and were subsequently airlifted to a Worcester hospital for medical treatment. It’s believed their injuries are not life-threatening. 

Information regarding the injured individuals is currently unavailable.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident. No information is available about what may have led to the plane crash.