1 KILLED IN DEL. PLANE CRASH AT ILG
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A small plane crashed and caught fire shortly after taking off Tuesday morning, killing the pilot, authorities said.
The six-seater aircraft took off at about 7:24 a.m., flew for about three seconds before banking left, rolling over and slamming into the ground.
"The plane is completely destroyed," said Jim Salmon, a spokesman with the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the New Castle Airport.
Authorities believe the pilot was the only one on board the Beechcraft Duke twin-engine plane. They have identified the pilot but were withholding his name until his family had been notified.
Salmon said investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were en route to the scene in northern Delaware, about 50 miles south of Philadelphia.
Source - AP