Fatal plane crash in Island Pond
Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal plane crash in Island Pond.
It happened Saturday afternoon near the John H. Boylan Airport on Route 105. Around 3:45 p.m., a large fire was reported about 100 yards from the airport runway. Emergency crews responding to the scene located a small single-engine aircraft that had been badly burned. The sole occupant of the plane was found deceased.
State police are working to confirm the identify of the victim.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are expected on scene Sunday to begin an investigation into the cause of the crash. Members of the Vermont State Police will remain on scene overnight to secure the location.