Southeastern PA

80-year-old pilot's plane overturns at Van Sant Airport

TINICUM TWP., Pa. - An 80-year-old man of Highlands, New Jersey, was the owner and pilot of the plane that crashed at Van Sant airport Friday afternoon. 

He was landing his single-engine biplane at the airport around 2 p.m. when it left the side of the runway and overturned at the tree line. The pilot was able to extricate himself from the plane and was lying next to his aircraft when officers arrived. 

According to officials, he was awake and talking to emergency personnel, treated at the scene and transported to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. 

 


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