FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have released the names of two men killed in the crash of a small plane shortly after takeoff at a posh resort in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Fayette County coroner’s office said Saturday that 68-year-old Terry Carlson and 26-year-old Jason Willems died in the crash. A spokesman said both men were from Maryland but their hometowns hadn’t yet been confirmed.
A third man injured in the crash was transported to UPMC Mercy’s trauma and burn center.
Authorities said the Beechcraft went down shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday in a wooded area adjacent to the golf course at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
Federal authorities say two witnesses to the crash have come forward and will be interviewed by an investigator who is at the scene.
A 911 dispatch supervisor says two people have been killed and one injured in a small plane crash at the posh Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Fayette County dispatch supervisor Jodie Victors says the call came in about 2:20 p.m. Friday from the resort about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The resort was built by 84 Lumber founder Joe Hardy, and includes a golf course, luxury hotel, casino and an airfield, among other amenities.
A spokeswoman for the resort was gathering information on the crash and not immediately available for comment. The county coroner and state police have been summoned to the scene but didn’t immediately have information to release.
According to its website, the resort has a 3,800-foot runway, suitable for smaller planes.
The names of the victims have not been released.
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