Pilot suffers minor injuries after single-engine Cessna plane crashes near Watertown

WATERTOWN -- Officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and the Watertown Fire Department tell FOX6 News a single-engine plane crashed on Saturday evening, August 1st, and one man was injured.

The crash occurred in a wooded area south of Watertown (near Beryl Drive) shortly before 6:00 p.m.

The man who was injured was taken to Watertown Regional Hospital.

An initial investigation has revealed a 1978 single-engine Cessna was approaching the Watertown Airport for landing. The plane lost engine power and crashed through some trees -- coming to rest on private property.

The plane's pilot received only minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the FAA and NTSB.

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