1 seriously hurt in ultralight aircraft crash in Connecticut

EASTFORD >> Authorities say one person suffered serious injuries in an ultralight aircraft crash in Connecticut.

The Eastford Fire Department was dispatched to a private airfield in the northeastern Connecticut town at about noon Sunday for reports of an injured person.

Rescue units were directed by a witness to a wooded area about 500 feet past the end of the runway.

The aircraft’s single occupant was removed from the wreckage and taken by medical helicopter to Hartford Hospital.

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The victim’s name was not released.

State police and the state Airport Authority are investigating.

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