NEW MILFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- Authorities have identified a Connecticut flight instructor and co-pilot who was killed in a small plane crash that injured two other people, including the student pilot who had been flying.
Authorities say the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed near a small private airport in New Milford on Friday after taking off from nearby Danbury Municipal Airport. Fifty-seven-year-old Anthony Morasco, of New Milford, died at the scene.
The National Transportation Safety Board says three people were on board the four-seater. Police say a juvenile female was flying the plane when it crashed. She was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries and has not been identified.
Police say another passenger, 44-year-old Peter Jellen, of New York, was seriously injured but was able to walk to a nearby home to ask for help.
Police: Student pilot was flying plane before fatal crash in Connecticut