Plane makes crash landing

The pilot of this Cessna 210 crash landed his plane early Thanksgiving morning in Bridgewater Twp. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNITED FIRE COMPANY

The pilot of this Cessna 210 crash landed his plane early Thanksgiving morning in Bridgewater Twp. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNITED FIRE COMPANY

BY STACI WILSON

A Cessna 210 crash landed early Thanksgiving morning in Bridgewater Twp.
Pennsylvania State Police, Gibson, Tpr. Eric McAndrew reported the single-engine plane suffered an engine failure at about 2:46 a.m. and pilot Kyle Parker, of Hasborough Heights, N.J., put the plane down at the intersection of Route 706 and Scott Road, about three miles east of Montrose.

Parker sustained only minor injuries in the crash. Power lines were reportedly clipped by the plane.

The plane was removed Thanksgiving morning by Kozlowski Towing.

Paul Johnson of the Susquehanna County Public Safety office said the department notified both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration of the incident; and then coordinated with the agencies for their approval to remove the airplane from the site.

The downed aircraft was towed from the scene Thursday. PHOTO COURTESY UNITED FIRE COMPANY

The downed aircraft was towed from the scene Thursday. PHOTO COURTESY UNITED FIRE COMPANY

Johnson said he met with FAA representatives at the scene Friday.

In addition to the Dept. of Public Safety and PSP, other agencies that assisted at the scene included United Fire Company, Montrose; Montrose Minute Men; Penelec, and Columbia Hose Company, New Milford.

Ed Kozlowski, owner of Kozlowski Towing and Repair in Clifford Twp., said the pilot had checked out of the hospital by the time his company towed the plane.

“It’s amazing he wasn’t seriously injured,” Kozlowski said.

In Kozlowski’s 23 years of running the tow company, he has never towed a plane before.

He said he had fun meeting the challenge of hoisting the small plane onto a rollback tow truck and taking it to a lot.

Parker could not be reached for comment on Thursday by Times-Tribune reporters.

Times Shamrock Staff Writer Brendan Gibbons also contributed to this report.