2 Killed in Plane Crash Near Posh Pennsylvania Resort Named

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2 Killed in Plane Crash Near Posh Pennsylvania Resort Named.

FARMINGTON, Pa. Officials said in a statement that a small twin-engine airplane was leaving Nemacolin’s airfield when it crashed after taking off from a residential area near the resort’s golf course.FARMINGTON, Pa. (KDKA/WNEW) — A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Friday from an airstrip at the posh Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania, killing two people and injuring a third, authorities said.

CBS Pittsburgh cites two separate sources: one doesn’t confirmed injuries, another indicates two people have died, another hospitalized as a result of the crash. The Beechcraft BE36, with three people on board, crashed about a half mile from the airfield, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said.

The statement also indicated that he was in critical condition. “We ask for your understanding and privacy for our team and the families as we all mourn the loss and pray for the recovery of Erick Carlson and the impacted families.” On Saturday, Terry Williams, spokesman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said two witnesses came forward in regards to the crash to be interviewed by federal authorities. WTAE Television in Pittsburgh was identifying those killed as Terry Carlson, of Kensington, Md., who was the pilot of the plane, and Jason Williams, 26, of Silver Spring, Md. What’s left of the aircraft will be moved to a secure location for a more detailed examination, Williams said, adding that the investigator would also take into account the weather, and records for the pilot and plane maintenance. It has a 3,800-foot runway, suitable for smaller planes, according to the resort’s website. (TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. Capital Edge Consulting, a Reston, Virginia-based firm that advises clients who have contracts with government agencies, said both victims were company employees.

Farmington Volunteer Fire Department chief Brian VanSickle, who had been hunting in nearby woods, said Friday that they arrived on the crash site, which was just a couple hundred yards away from the runway. Pilots use it at their own risk by making reservations with the resort security department, which operates a 24-hour dispatch service to make sure the strip is clear. Resort spokeswoman Ashli Mazer declined to discuss how many planes come and go at the airfield each day, saying that more details would be released in the coming days.

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