2011-05-19 / Police Reports

Plane Crash Kills Pilot

BENEZETT, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania have released the name of a 60-year-old Connecticut man killed in the crash of a small plane in Elk County.

Elk County Coroner Louis Radkowski on Saturday identified the victim as 60- year-old Aaron Olmsted of South Windsor, Conn.

Officials say he was flying the single-engine plane that went down in a wooded area of Benezette Township just before 6 p.m. Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. The township is about 80 miles north of Altoona.

About an hour earlier, officials say a plane trying to land on a driveway in Tidioute in neighboring Warren County clipped a tree, flipped over and hit an embankment.

Officials said the man and woman inside were able to free themselves and are being treated at UPMC Hamot.

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