MA: WWI-era plane flips onto roof trying to land near museum; pilot unhurt

Source: SFGate

“A World War I-era plane crashed and flipped over onto its roof as the pilot tried to land outside of a military history museum in Massachusetts, authorities said Sunday. The pilot was not hurt. The vintage single-engine Nieuport 28 was attempting to land shortly after 11 a.m. at the American Heritage Museum in Stow when the front landing gear failed, the local police and fire chiefs said in a joint news release. The pilot, the only person on board, had removed himself from the plane before first responders arrived, the news release said. The pilot’s name was not released. ‘The pilot did not report any injuries but was evaluated at the scene as a precaution,’ it said. The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified about the crash.” (09/17/23)