Lakeville Journal

MOUNT RIGA — Another foot to the left or the right and the outcome could have been very different. Good fortune and excellent piloting skill came together to protect a small-plane pilot and his passenger from death in a crash on Mount Riga in Salisbury on Sunday evening, Aug. 13.

A small airplane that had just left the airport in Great Barrington had what appears to be engine failure as it was flying over the summer community on the top of Mount Riga. Witnesses said they looked out their windows and saw the plane flying at a disturbingly low altitude past their windows.