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Small plane airlifted by helicopter out of Susquehanna River: PHOTOS and VIDEO

Posted 10/16/19

A small six-seat single-engine plane was pulled from the Susquehanna River on Wednesday, almost two weeks after it crashed there.

The plane had been visible from Water Street off Route 441 in …

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Small plane airlifted by helicopter out of Susquehanna River: PHOTOS and VIDEO

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A small six-seat single-engine plane was pulled from the Susquehanna River on Wednesday, almost two weeks after it crashed there.

The plane had been visible from Water Street off Route 441 in Londonderry Township just east of Middletown while it sat there.

The National Transportation Safety Board, with assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration, is investigating the crash-landing of the Piper Malibu Mirage. The aircraft was approaching Harrisburg International Airport to land. It was en route from Rochester, New York.

Two people were in the aircraft, and both were rescued. One person had a minor injury and the other occupant was not injured, but both were taken by ambulance to the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Attempts to reach the plane’s owner have not been successful.

Heavy rain fell Wednesday as crews wrapped support around the plane so a helicopter could lift it out of the shallow river. It was wedged into rocks.