An airplane passenger had suggested they land to refuel in Hartford, but the report states Cianciolo was “confident in his fuel calculations” and didn’t want to pay the extra cost of fuel in the city.
The report says the plane’s engine lost power about 2 ½ miles north of Meriden Markham Airport.
Original Story: Small plane crashes in Meriden
Cianciolo attempted to land in a pond, but the plane hit a fence and ended up on land.
Cianciolo and his passenger suffered injuries, but they survived the crash.
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