- Associated Press - Sunday, June 4, 2017

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) - Federal officials say a small plane crashed into the bushes at an airport in a coastal Massachusetts city.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a Cessna C150 ran off the end of the runway in Newburyport at around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

The pilot, Tim Gillette, says he was on his takeoff run at Plum Island Airport when a window popped open. He lost control of the single-engine plane as he tried to close the window, and the plane skidded off the runway.

No injuries were reported.

The Daily News of Newburyport reports that the plane had reached about 40 mph and stopped after it crashed into the bushes.

The newspaper reports that Gillette is a student pilot from Ipswich.


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