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The FAA reports that a small plane has crash in New Milford. The plane went down around 9:45am at the end of Runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport. Three people were on board at the time.

Emergency responders are on scene on Green Pond Road.

Police say the man who died was an instructor, a female who was onboard has critical injuries and was flown by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital. A man who was in the back seat was also injured, got out of the plane and walked 300 to 400 yards to a house and asked the residents to call 911.

Sherman Volunteer Fire is providing mutual aid.

The Cessna C-172 left from Danbury Municipal Airport.  It's registered to flight school Arrow Aviation

The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.

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