Airplane crash near John H Boylan State Airport, 1 Dead

Airplane crash near John H Boylan State Airport, 1 Dead. The aircraft impacted the terrain near John H Boylan State Airport (5B1), Island Pond, Vermont. The airplane was consumed by the post-impact fire and the sole pilot onboard was fatally injured. 

The sole occupant of an airplane died in a crash at John H. Boylan Airport in Island Pond Saturday afternoon.

Vermont State Police reported that E-911 was notified initially about 3:45 p.m. of a report of a large fire approximately 100 yards from the airport runway.

Emergency crews responding to the scene discovered 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 identity 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.

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