The pilot of a Lancair IV-P was injured when the aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Connecticut’s Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD) on Saturday. The pilot, who was reportedly ejected from the aircraft, was the only person onboard. According to officials, he was taken to a local hospital with burns and a possible fracture but was responsive.
The aircraft crashed at approximately 3:45 p.m. local time and a fire occurred. The airport was closed following the crash and reopened around 7:25 p.m. It has been reported that the aircraft went down on the airport’s NE/SW turf runway, which is closed annually from November through April. Possible causes of the accident are not yet known. The NTSB is investigating.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.