Small plane crashes on farm; only minor injuries to pilot

Richmond Police say the pilot walked away with minor injuries after a small plane crashed at Harvest Acres Farm on Kingstown Road September 21, 2020. Photo courtesy Richmond, RI Police

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island and federal officials are investigating the crash of a single-engine plane on a Richmond farm.

The Westerly Sun reports that police say pilot Bruce Sheets was the only occupant and was able to escape the vehicle with bumps and bruises.

Police say a loss of power forced Sheets to attempt an emergency landing that ended up damaging some solar panels and a chain-link fence.

The Rhode Island Airport Corp., the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what led to the power loss.