Small Airplane Crash in University Park Leaves Two Dead

June 22, 2016
Abram I. Bohrer

The airplane crash lawyers at Bohrer & Lukeman are investigating a general aviation accident in which a small airplane crashed on June 16 in University Park, Pennsylvania. The twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo aircraft crashed during its descent into the airport, which is owned by the Pennsylvania State University and serves its college campus.

The two individuals in the airplane died as a result of the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers.

The light aircraft was traveling from Washington County Airport in Washington, Pennsylvania to the University Park Airport when it crashed in a heavily wooded area on property that is owned by Penn State, according to the university’s website.

As the airplane approached the runway, radio contact between the tower and the pilot went unanswered before the airplane crashed about one mile east of the airport. The plane crash comes just a few days after another airplane crash-landed at the airport.According to FAA records, the airplane belongs to Aero National Inc., an air ambulance company that has served the medical community since 1969, according to its website. It seems that the airplane makes a monthly journey between Washington and University park according to the Centre Daily, a local newspaper.

National Transportation Safety Board officials from Ashburn, Virginia, are investigating the cause of the crash in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration from Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

The aviation accident lawyers at Bohrer & Lukeman are following the developments regarding the University Park crash and the firm’s general aviation attorneys will review the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Bohrer & Lukeman is a airplane crash law firm with years of experience representing those that have been injured or killed in general aviation and commercial airline accidents. The law firm will closely follow the official investigation of the crash and update its website with new information and updates regarding the NTSB report.