STOW (CBS/AP) — Two men were hurt after their ultralight aircraft crashed in Stow Saturday morning.
It happened at about 9:30 a.m. at a recreational area on Crow Island, which has a flight school for ultralights.
“The aircraft itself was seriously damaged, but we were fortunate both patients who were serious, but I don’t believe, at this point, that they were life-threatening,” Stow Fire Chief Mike McLaughlin told WBZ-TV.
McLaughlin said one man was taken by ambulance to a Worcester hospital and the other was flown to a Boston hospital. He said the men were in their 40s, but did not release their names.
Jim Peters of the Federal Aviation Administration says it was an Airborne Classic Trike that crashed. It does not have wings, but rather a sail.
He told WBZ News Radio that the engine failed at takeoff and crashed.
Peters says the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
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