Saturday, August 08, 2015

Kitfox Model 1, N428YT: Fatal accident occurred August 07, 2015 in Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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Date: 07-AUG-15 
Time:  23:00:00Z
Regis#: N428YT
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Damage: Destroyed
Activity: Personal
Operation: 91
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Allentown FSDO-05
State: Pennsylvania



Pennsylvania state police are investigating the cause of a fatal plane crash Friday evening in Susquehanna County.

The pilot, Rodney Hunsinger, 66, of Montrose, was pronounced deceased by the Susquehanna County Coroner and was the only occupant of the privately-owned ultralight aircraft, officials said.

State police released few details of the crash on Saturday.

According to police, the crash happened around 7 p.m. Friday and the small plane landed in a field along Spring Valley Road in Bridgewater Township.

The Federal Aviation Administration, along with Pennsylvania state police in Gibson, are conducting the investigation into the accident.


Bridgewater Twp., Pa. (WBNG Binghamton) One man was killed in a plane crash Friday night in Susquehanna County.

Emergency reports at about 7 p.m. indicated a small plane had crashed in Bridgewater Township and caught fire.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the pilot and only person in the plane, Rodney Hunsinger, 66, of Montrose, died in the crash.

According to Action News crews on the scene, the plane crashed in a field off of Route 29, next to the Montrose Terrace Park. State police say the field runs along Spring Valley Road.

Witnesses described the moment they saw the plane crash.

"I heard a plane outside, and I just went outside and looked in the yard," said Rosie Shoemaker, of Montrose. "It was really coming down low -- I thought it hit the cement wall. A couple seconds later, all I heard was a crash."

"As soon as I got up through the field -- black smoke. Next minute, you knew it blew up," said Kevin Lee Shoemaker, of Montrose.

State police at Gibson and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.


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