Student pilot was flying plane before fatal crash


Student pilot was flying plane before fatal crash

A flight instructor is dead and two people are injured after a plane from Danbury Municipal Airport crashed at Candlelight Farms Airport, officials said.

Police say the student pilot was extricated from the plane by the New Milford Fire Department and flown by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital for definitive care. She was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries and has not been identified.

It happened today around 9:17 a.m.at Candlelight Farms Airport along Green Pond Road and Border Lane in New Milford.

Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the Connecticut Airport Authority have all been notified.

Arrow Aviation is the same company that owns the plane involved in the deadly plane crash in Danbury, July 30.

Police said the co-pilot, a flight instructor employed by Arrow Aviation; Anthony J. Morasco, was killed in the crash.

Preliminary results of that investigation showed that the plane piloted by Stern began to lose altitude shortly after take off. Lee Grabner. "All he could say was that he was in a plane crash, is all he could really articulate to us".

One of the injured got out of the plane and managed to get nearby residents to call 911, NBC Connecticut reported.