WWI-era plane crashes while trying to land at American Heritage Museum

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WWI-era plane crashes while trying to land at American Heritage Museum
The Stow Fire Department shared this photo of the plane crash at the American Heritage Museum. (Photo/Courtesy Stow Fire Department)

HUDSON – Crews responded to a report of a plane crash at the American Heritage Museum.

According to a Facebook post by the Stow Fire Department, Stow’s Fire and Police Departments responded to a report of a plane crash near Barton Road and the museum at 11:09 a.m. Sept. 17.

According to the fire department, when they arrived, a Nieuport 28 – which is a single-engine, World War I era plane – was upside down at the end of a runway.

Their preliminary investigation indicated that the plane was attempting to land at the American Heritage Museum when its front landing gear failed and it flipped over.

The museum had been hosting its World War I and Aviation Weekend on Sept. 16 and 17.

The fire department said the pilot was the sole occupant of the aircraft. He had removed himself from the plane before the first responders arrived.

He did not report injuries, but was evaluated at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and will be investigating.

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