Deadly Plane Crash in Bradford County

MONROE TOWNSHIP -- One person is dead after a plane crashed in a wooded area just miles from the airport outside Towanda Wednesday.

The fire chief of Monroe Hose Company says they had to walk through a wooded area to get to the crash site. The plane was still on fire when they got to it.

The coroner says the pilot was killed. Officials have not released the pilot's name at this time.

According to FAA officials, a Zodiac light sport aircraft crashed in a wooded area about two miles east of the Bradford County Airport near Towanda around 11:30 a.m.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate what led to the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


  • RicU.

    I am going to be interested in this also as this one of multiple crashes we have had in this summer here and near Honesdale and more. This crash was an ultralight which might not have needed the same licensing as other General Aviation craft but would have been more susceptible to the air currents and “air pockets,” aka, turbulence.

    I too await further information.

    • Rick

      Zodiac isn’t an ultra light. The engine stalled after takeoff. Word is it’s the guy that owns The Edge Martial Arts Gym in North Towanda.

    • Terry Vanderpuke

      The Bradford County commissioners have barred Carman from driving county-owned vehicles while the court case is pending, now he’s just another stay at home drunk.

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