Snowmobilers rescue 3 people and a dog after a plane crash (VIDEO)

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“They actually ended up transporting two of the people to an ambulances on snowmobiles,” the fire chief said.

Youth in snowmobiles helped rescue three people and a dog after a small plane crashed in Leicester, Massachusetts on Tuesday.

“We had some local kids in the neighbourhood who were on snowmobiles who came and helped us. They brought personnel and equipment there, ”said Matt Tebo, Leicester Fire Marshal. “They actually ended up transporting two of the people to the ambulances on snowmobiles,” he added.

A team of first responders from Leicester and the nearby town of Spencer were able to rescue the victims, despite heavy snowfall, with the help of Good Samaritans.

The plane crashed in the woods near Moosehill Road, on the line between the two cities west of Worcester, around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The location for emergency services was difficult to get to, especially with a foot of fresh snow from a northeast storm that dumped up to 18 inches across the region.

All three people and a small dog on board were conscious when rescuers found them. None of their injuries are considered life-threatening, but they were taken to hospital. The dog did not appear to be injured, according to authorities. The identities of the victims have not been released.

It was not immediately clear what caused the one-engine Piper PA-46 plane to crash about three miles northwest of Worcester Regional Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Massachusetts State Police are conducting an investigation.

“Heard there was a half mile up there, so they had to go pretty deep. They did a great job. Hope everyone is okay too, “said Luke Ford, who heard the crash.

While Massachusetts State Police said there were four people on board the plane, the Federal Aviation Administration said there were three when the crash was first reported Tuesday. No other information was immediately available.

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