FAA, police department, investigating plane crash in Great Barrington

The Great Barrington Police Department and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a single-engine plane crash in a corn field behind 146 Hurlburt Rd. that occurred on Sunday, September 18.

Great Barrington — The town’s police department and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a plane crash that occurred on Sunday, September 18.

According to a press release by the department, on September 18 at around 11:33 a.m., the department received a 911 call reporting a single-engine plane crash in a corn field behind 146 Hurlburt Rd. The plane was located by emergency responders in the field beyond the east end of the runway at the Walter J. Koladza Airport.

The plane involved in the crash, a 1956 Piper PA-22, was declared a total loss by investigators. The occupants of the plane, who were not injured in the crash, were a 67-year-old male instructor from Canaan, Conn., and a 57-year-old male student from Cheshire, Conn.

The names of the two occupants were not identified by the police department.