No Injuries After Ultra-Light Crashes Into Trees
On July 12, 2014 at approx. 1030 hrs. the Broad Brook Fire Dept. along with the Warehouse Point Fire District, responded to a report of an Ultra-Light Aircraft that was stuck in the tree. Initial reports from 911 were that the operator was still in aircraft and needed to be rescued. BBFD Chief was ﬁrst to arrive and establish command, reporting occupant of the aircraft was still in the craft and was 25-30 feet in the air. Additional resources from Enﬁeld Fire were called adding Eng. 12 and Truck 12 to assist. A Foam line was stretched and put into operation for minor fuel spill leaking out of the small engine on the ground while crews facilitated the rescue.
Pilot was extricated after about 45 mins. of securing the plane and removing him from the craft in which his leg was pinned between the craft and tree he had landed in. Pilot was evaluated by East Windsor Paramedics and refused transport or treatment beyond the evaluation. The FAA was notiﬁed and will be investigating.
1980 Department Photos
These photos are taken from the 1980 Dedication book for the new fire station. Former member, Kevin Bushey has provided names for almost everyone in the department photo.
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