Brooklyn Pilot Crashes Small Plane at NJ Airport: Officials

The pilot declined medical attention for a minor injury

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    Fairfield Police

    A Brooklyn pilot crashed a small plane while trying to land at a New Jersey airport Monday, police say. 

    The single-engine Cesna Model 172 airplane touched down at the Essex County Airport in Fairfield just before 7 p.m., then suddenly veered off the runway to the left, striking a snow bank and then overturning, police said. 

    The plane was piloted by Chaim Masri, 46, of Brooklyn, according to authorities. Masri declined medical attention for a minor injury to the leg. 

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

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