Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Police release names in fatal New Milford plane crash

Police release names in fatal New Milford plane crash

A flight instructor died Friday and two others were hurt when an airplane crashed into a small CT airport, authorities said.

It happened today around 9:17 a.m.at Candlelight Farms Airport along Green Pond Road and Border Lane in New Milford. Police say the person who died at the scene was the instructor and another person suffered "very critical" injuries.

LifeStar was called and Danbury Hospital said one patient from the crash was brought there.

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The student pilot, a juvenile female whose name has been withheld, needed to be extricated from the plane by the New Milford Fire Department, police said in a release Saturday. The plane was owned by Arrow Aviation of Danbury.

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

Officers who responded to the crash found two people trapped inside the plane, police said. The plane crashed in a wooded area near the runway.

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The crash remains under investigation by the NTSB.

The FAA said that the plane that crashed is a Cessna C-172.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board returned to the scene of the crash at 8 a.m. this morning to start their investigation.

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