Jump to content

Another Angel OF mercy Flight crashes


Recommended Posts

mercy mission turned tragic Tuesday morning when a Long Island couple en route to Boston for cancer treatment were killed in a plane crash.

The pilot of the single-engine 1956 Beechcraft Bonanza was also killed in the fiery 10:15 a.m. wreck in Easton, Mass., authorities said.

The plane, which took off from from Westhampton Beach, L.I., was operated by Angel Flight Northeast, a charity that provides medical transportation for needy patients.

The Long Island husband was on his way to the prestigious Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment, the volunteer group said.

The names of the victims were not immediately released.

"Right now our primary concern is the family," said Angel Flight spokeswoman Amy Camerlin. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family."

No one on the ground was injured when the small plane plunged out of the clouds in a nosedive, slammed into a supermarket parking lot and burst into flames.

The registered owner of the plane is Janet Keene of Brookfield, Conn., who inherited it and loans it to Angel Flight about once a month, her husband said.

He said he knew of no previous problems with the aircraft.

just got a chilll today when I heard this keaving work is all. Thoughts and prayers for family

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.