A plane on final approach to Worcester (MA) Airport crashed after the pilot had radioed the tower reporting a problem. It was unknown the exact location where the plane came to rest, but was thought to be on Moose Hill Road, which is on the Leicester, Spencer and Paxton town lines. Leicester and Spencer responded and were met by Environmental Police who were nearby. The plane came to rest about 20 yards from a house. The residents were not home at the time of the crash and their driveway was not plowed. Neighbors with snowmobiles assisted firefighters by tying Stoke’s baskets to the snowmobiles for the trip up the hill, which was covered with over a foot of fresh snow. Three people and a dog aboard the plane survived the crash, which is under investigation.

– Fire News photo by Paul Shea