3 Hurt in Small Plane Crash in Connecticut: Mayor

Three men are hurt after a small plane crashed Sunday after taking off from Danbury Airport, authorities said. 

One person was critically hurt, another was seriously hurt and one person suffered minor injuries, said Stephen Williams, deputy chief of the Danbury Fire Department. 

The group had rented the Cessna Sky Hawk single-engine plane Sunday morning, Williams said. The hospital and police were working to notify the victims' families. 

Firefighters had to beat their way through brush to reach the downed plane and extricated the victims, Williams said. 

The plane had a full tank of fuel, Williams said. The airport tower called 911 at 10:25 a.m. 

Three people were taken to Danbury Hospital for evaluation, a hospital spokeswoman said.

One of them was critically hurt with life-threatening injuries, fire officials say.

The FAA and NTSB have been called in to investigate.

The plane was found with a full tank of fuel.

The plane crashed in the area of Miry Brook Road and Backus Avenue. The nearby Danbury Dog Park is closed due to the investigation.

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