Pilot, passenger hurt when small plane crashed in Washington County; FAA to investigate

SOMERSET TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Multiple medical helicopters were called Monday after a small plane crashed in rural Washington County.

According to Washington County 911, the crash was called in around 6:30 p.m. in Somerset Township. It happened in a field in the area of School Road and Short Cut Road.

Officials said there were two people injured in the crash -- the pilot and a passenger. They were taken to a Pittsburgh hospital in critical but stable condition.

The plane was a Cessna 150.

It’s not clear what went wrong to cause the crash, which happened shortly after takeoff, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation.