July 10, 2007

Plane crash in heavy foggy rain

Bad weather has cause an airplane to crash yesterday as reported in Berkshire Eagle. The airplane crash was reported by a local resident at about 8:15 a.m.

Before the air traffic controllers at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., reported losing radio and radar contact with the plane and pilot, according to FAA spokesman Jim Peters.

Peters said Bradley's air traffic controllers received no word of trouble from the pilot before communication was lost, about 12 miles south of a radar site in Chester, located about 20 miles east of Tyringham. At that point, the plane was at 12,000 feet, said Peters.

It's not yet clear if heavy thunderstorms rolling through the area yesterday morning played a part in the crash, but for Elizabeth Elliott, of 68 George Cannon Road, the link seemed apparent.

The plane which crash, is a 1968 Piper Cherokee fixed-wing, single engine craft, was registered to Hartley Marine Services in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, of which Gregg Hartley is named as president.

The FAA spokesman Jim Peters said a flight plan was filed with the FAA prior to the flight, which originated yesterday morning from an airport in Wiscasett, Maine. There were conflicting reports yesterday on whether the plane was heading for Albany or the Columbia County Airport in Hudson.

The full of this article's can be read on the source at: Berkshire Eagle

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