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Crash at CT airport kills instructor, injures 2

12 August 2017

One man is dead and two other people have been injured after a small four-seater plane carrying three people crashed at a small airport in New Milford, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

It happened today around 9:17 Candlelight Farms Airport along Green Pond Road and Border Lane in New Milford.

The other injured passenger who went to get help was taken to Danbury Hospital.

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The single-engine plane originated from Danbury Municipal Airport, about 20 miles south of the airport in New Milford. Police said she was extricated from the plane and taken to Hartford Hospital.

The plane appears to be from a flight school, but it is unclear if they were taking off or landing.

Mark Stern of Redding died from injuries he sustained after crashing a Cessna 172 on July 30 that, according to authorities, was rented from Arrow Aviation.

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Police said the co-pilot, a flight instructor employed by Arrow Aviation; Anthony J. Morasco, was killed in the crash. Lee Grabner. "All he could say was that he was in a plane crash, is all he could really articulate to us".

A woman who answered the phone at Arrow Aviation on Friday declined to comment on either crash. "FAA and NTSB have been notified and will be conducting a full investigation".

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Crash at CT airport kills instructor, injures 2