Two Dead In University Park Airport Crash
Two people have been confirmed dead in a small plane crash Thursday morning at University Park Airport.
A Piper Navajo aircraft traveling from Washington County Airport and carrying only the pilot and passenger crashed at 8:20 a.m. on approach to University Park Airport. The airport was closed until 10:30 a.m.
Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers pronounced the two individuals dead at the scene. They have not yet been named.
Aircraft rescue and and multiple local fire and emergency responders were on the scene.
The plane was approaching the airport near Barnes Road when the air traffic control tower noticed smoke coming from the plane. The tower attempted to contact the plane and received no response.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Harrisburg office and the National Transportation Safety Board out of Ashburn, Va., are en route to the crash site and will be conducting the investigation.
This is the second small plane crash in eight days at the airport. A small aircraft carrying only the pilot crash landed on June 8. No one was injured.
Your ad blocker is on.
Please choose an option below.
Purchase a Subscription!
About the Author
Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers? More importantly –do ya like having fun? Believe it or not, it’s that time again. Onward State is hiring for the spring semester and we’d […]
The report outlines 31 instances of hazing university-wide that occurred between 2013 and 2019, including dates, a general description, and details of the sanctions levied.
Send this to a friend