Pilot Injured in Falls Air Base Crash

July 8, 2019

The pilot of a small airplane who performed what authorities described as a “hard landing” at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Thursday suffered only minor injuries, according to authorities.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police and the Niagara Airbase Fire Department responded to the incident at 3 p.m. Thursday, according to Helen Tederous, the director of public affairs for the NFTA.

The pilot was doing some practice flying at the airport and he had a “hard landing,” Tederous said. The “hard landing” caused him to suffer some minor injuries, that Tederous described as non-life-threatening.

“I think he may have hurt his leg, but nothing life threatening,” she said.


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