Created: September 04, 2020 08:31 AM
Two people are recovering after a small plane crash at an airport east of Burlington.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are now investigating.
The crash happened at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Police say the plane was performing touch-and-go maneuvers, which are often used as practice for pilots.
Emergency crews had to cut both people out of the plane in order to save them.
"Time was a factor. The plane was leaking a substantial amount of fuel, so safety concerns obviously for that we just choose to cut into the plane and remove both occupants,” Officer Nathan Wolfe said.
Both people were flown to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with "moderate to severe" injuries-- but are expected to survive.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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