3 people and 1 dog rescued from Leicester plane crash with help from local residents with snowmobiles, authorities say
Authorities assign the Good Samaritans on snowmobiles to help them locate and rescue three people and a dog after a crash of a small plane Tuesday evening near Moosehill Road in Leicester.
Local police and firefighters responded to a report of a plane crash in the woods off Moosehill Road around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities said nearby residents with snowmobiles helped get two of the passengers to waiting ambulances because the crash site was not near a road. A third passenger was pulled out of the woods on a Stokes cart, police said.
A small dog was also rescued, police said.
While everyone on the plane was injured, police believe none of them put their lives in danger. The dog does not appear to be injured, authorities said.
The Leicester Highway Department also responded with two large, heavy pieces of equipment to clear for investigators. The FAA, NTSB and Massachusetts State Police are all investigating the cause of the crash, police said.
Although, in a tweet on Wednesday morning, the NTSB said the agency would not be attending the scene.
The Spencer’s Fire Department and the Massachusetts Environmental Police also responded to the crash.