Note: Aetna Ambulance does NOT provide emergency services to the Town of Simsbury. Aetna’s presence was at the discretion of the Simsbury Volunteer Ambulance Association in accordance with Department of Public Health guidelines. Always dial 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency.

By DAVID OWENS, dowens@courant.com

The Hartford Courant

September 16, 2013

SIMSBURY — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident at Simsbury Airport Sunday morning where an airplane veered suddenly off the runway.

The airplane was arriving at the airport about 10 a.m. as part of it 28th Annual Simsbury Fly-In. The event features airplanes and antique cars.

“The airplane seemed to have landed appropriately, and then for some reason it just veered to the left, and traveled off the runway,” said Simsbury police Capt. Nick Boulter, who was at the fly-in. The plane “traveled toward the first line of classic cars that were lined up there, the made an abrupt turn just before that line and the wing struck a classic VW bus or van. It was very close to the spectator line.”

There were no injuries to spectators or people on board the airplane, Boulter said. Simsbury firefighters, police, an Aetna ambulance crew and fly-in staff reacted immediately, Boulter said. Two Federal Aviation Administration inspectors were at the fly-in and are investigating, he said.

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