UPDATE: Ultralight pilot stuck in the treetops has been safely lowered
Rescue crew are on the scene of an Ultralight plane crash in North Springfield, which has stranded the pilot 40 feet above the ground.
The open cockpit plane went down around 10:30 a.m. Sunday near Reservoir Road. Multiple agencies have been on scene since the crash was first reported. Officials waited for a Green Mountain Power Utility truck with a bucket to get the man safely out of the tree.
The pilot has been identified as Dr. Mark Jacob, of Rutland. He was safely lowered from the tree around 5:30 Sunday evening, uninjured.
Jacob is a pilot and told us he took off at the nearby Springfield Airport and crashed shortly after.