May 18, 2024

Native Information

The classic single-engine Nieuport 28 was trying to land shortly after 11 a.m. on the American Heritage Museum in Stow when the entrance touchdown gear failed.

On this picture offered by the Stow Hearth Division, responders proceed working the scene the place a World Warfare I-era airplane crashed and flipped onto its roof because the pilot tried to land close to the American Heritage Museum, in Stow, Mass. Stow Hearth Division

STOW, Mass. (AP) — A World Warfare I-era airplane crashed and flipped over onto its roof because the pilot tried to land exterior of a army historical past museum in Massachusetts, authorities mentioned Sunday. The pilot was not damage.

The classic single-engine Nieuport 28 was trying to land shortly after 11 a.m. on the American Heritage Museum in Stow when the entrance touchdown gear failed, the native police and fireplace chiefs mentioned in a joint information launch.

The pilot, the one individual on board, had eliminated himself from the airplane earlier than first responders arrived, the information launch mentioned. The pilot’s identify was not launched.

“The pilot didn’t report any accidents however was evaluated on the scene as a precaution,” it mentioned.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified concerning the crash.

The museum was internet hosting a WWI and Aviation dwelling historical past occasion this weekend, showcasing the 1918 Nieuport 28, billed because the “oldest flying and first American fighter,” in addition to World Warfare II-era planes.

Stow is about 20 miles west of Boston.