Police: Student pilot was flying plane before crash

Police: Student pilot was flying plane before crash

Record-Journal

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Connecticut flight instructor who was killed in a small plane crash that injured two other people, including the student pilot who had been flying.

Authorities say the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed near a small private airport in New Milford on Friday after taking off from nearby Danbury Municipal Airport. Fifty-seven-year-old Anthony Morasco, of New Milford, died at the scene.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported that three people were on board the four-seater. Police say a juvenile female was flying the plane when it crashed. She was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries and has not been identified. Another passenger, Peter Jellen, 44, of New York, was injured but was able to walk to a nearby home to ask for help.


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