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SMALL PLANE CRASHES NORTH OF LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
October 12, 2012 at 7:06pm
Catasauqua, Pa. - Around 18:48 hours, a resident in the area of Walnut Street and Cambridge Place reported a small aircraft crashed in the wooded area behind his home.
Lehigh County transmitted a "Plane Crash" followed by an alert 1 for an aircraft down in this area.
Catasauqua Chief 201 staged at Walnut and Cambridge while all apparatus staging was on Race Street at Willow Brook Road.
The Air Traffic Control Tower confirmed there was an aircraft down north of the air field. Han-Le-Co Chief 3301 staged on Willow Brook Road as units started a search. By 19:10 hours, two people emerged from the corn field, the pilot and a passenger, un-injured.
Crews remained on scene searching for the aircraft that was lost in the high corn field.
Units on Scene: Lehigh County 2, 33, 42, 75, 62, 41, Allentown and Whitehall. Northampton County stations 45 and 46.
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