GARDNER (CBS) – A plane may have been shot down while landing at Gardner Airport on Monday afternoon. The pilot of a Cessna 172M heard the plane hit. On the ground, he saw that the fuel tank was leaking.
Mechanics at the airport emptied the tank and discovered what appeared to be a .22 caliber bullet.
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No injuries were reported.
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State police say the troops could not finally say the tank explosion was from a shot.
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Worcester County District Attorney and FAA take over the investigation.