A passenger on a small plane made an emergency landing on the island of Massachusetts, (Saturday), after the pilot had a medical emergency.
The emergency landing occurred Saturday afternoon near Martha’s Vineyard Airport in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, according to police, who confirmed that the pilot, a 79-year-old man, experienced an emergency while approaching his final destination.
Police said the accident resulted in a violent landing off the runway, breaking the plane’s left wing in the middle.
The authorities did not name any of the two people on board, and said they were taken to hospital.
The pilot was airlifted to a Boston hospital in a serious, life-threatening condition. Police said the passenger was unharmed and discharged from a local hospital.
The 2006 Piper Meridian departed from Westchester County, New York, earlier Saturday afternoon.
Police said the pilot and passenger were residents of Connecticut, and the plane was taken to safety at the airport.