September 14th, 2012|
September 14, 2012
A 24-year-old man died September 1 in a single-engine plane crash at Falmouth Air Park in Falmouth, Massachusetts, reports Cleveland.com.
The Bowling Green State University graduate had plans of one day becoming a jet pilot for an airliner.
Having loved flying all of his life, he had temporarily relocated to Connecticut, where he worked as an instructor for an East Haven flight school.
The young man’s passion for aviation goes back to a young age. At age 8, he took his first ride in an airplane after winning a radio contest. At age 14, he took flying lessons. A story in a Bay Village school district newsletter from several years ago described his early interest in flying, and his boyhood bedroom is still decorated with all kinds of planes with the ceiling painted blue with clouds.
The young man leaves behind his mother, father, brother, and fiancée, whom the family described as the “love of his life.” The two had known each other since childhood. They grew up in Bay Village and attended high school together.
A 55-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman from Guiford, Connecticut, survived the crash, but have serious injuries, according to Falmouth police.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the accident.