Small plane makes emergency landing after engine failure

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — Emergency crews and first responders were on the scene of a potentially dangerous emergency landing Wednesday afternoon.

Police released photos to their Facebook page showing a plane on its nose about 300 yards past the runway near the Lancaster Airport. Police say engine failure took the plane down just after it lifted off at 3:15 p.m.

Authorities say the pilot had minor injuries but did not need to go to the hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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