MA man, 89, found dead in Vermont plane crash

WRECKAGE One person is dead after a plane that left from Massachusetts crashed in Pittsford Vt. The pilot was identified as 89-year-old Norman Baker from Windsor

WRECKAGE One person is dead after a plane that left from Massachusetts crashed in Pittsford Vt. The pilot was identified as 89-year-old Norman Baker from Windsor

Around 10:30 that same night, Sergeant Steven Coote with Vermont State Police, said that a search party had been activated in the Pittsford, Vermont area after they received a report of an overdue aircraft in route to Middlebury from MA.

Late Wednesday night, the Pittsford Police Department and the Vermont State Police received information about an overdue aircraft that was supposed be flying to Middlebury from MA. Earlier in the day, State Police said the Pittsford Police Department received a report of a small aircraft flying low.

Search parties were activated in Pittsford and the surrounding area.

Authorities say the plane was heavily damaged, it is unknown why it crashed.

An additional statement from the Federal Aviation Administration said the overdue aircraft had been reported to them by a "concerned party", who on Wednesday evening said the pilot had left Pittsfield headed for Middlebury, Vt., and not been heard from since.

Banker has been interested in flying since he was a teen.

This is a developing story and one that Western Mass News will update as more information becomes available.

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