Monday, October 26, 2009

Pilot Killed in Crash

The pilot of a small plane died in a crash last night in southern Vermont. The single engine plane went down at around 7 p.m. Sunday just northwest of the state airport in Bennington, It had circled the airport several times. A hiker found the wreckage on Whipstock Mountain yesterday morning. Police say the pilot identified as Chaim Weiss, was killed. Authorities say the plane was coming from Greenwood Lake Airport in Milford, New Jersey and the beacon at the Bennington airport stopped working shortly before the plane went down. The FAA is looking into whether that played a role in the crash.