A plane registered to an Odenton man crashed in a residential area in northeastern Pennsylvania Sunday night, sending the two people aboard the plane to the hospital.
The plane, a single-engine 1967 Piper Cherokee Arrow, is registered to Donald W. Harper of Odenton, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. It made an emergency landing around 9 p.m. in the 200 block of Stone Street off Birney Avenue in Moosic, Pennsylvania, according to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Sentinel, which first reported the crash.
Harper, and Eryka Silva, a 36-year-old Westminster resident, who were both aboard the plane, were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Moosic Police Department said Monday.
Harper suffered a cut above his eye and complained of back pain, police said.
The plane took off from Burlington International Airport in Vermont at 7:09 p.m. before crash landing 255 miles into the trip, according to flight logs.
As the plane descended onto the street, it struck power lines before landing on the road, the left-wing striking a telephone pole. There was no property damage to homes or cars in the area, police said.
The landing was about two miles northeast of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, said Arlene Salac, FAA spokesperson.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident, Salac said.