Town of Royalton, NY (WBEN) Niagara County Sheriffs say that a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday at Royalton Airport in Niagara County. According to authorities, the male pilot was trapped in the plane that crashed in thick foliage, about 150 yards south of the runway. Responders were able to extricate the pilot, who suffered multiple injuries, and transported him to ECMC via Mercy Flight. No other occupants were on board. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the F.A.A. and the N.T.S.B.