Husband and wife killed in Woburn plane crash

WOBURN, MASS. (WHDH) - A very experienced pilot and his wife died Friday morning when the small plane they were riding in crashed into a back yard in Woburn, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to a reported plane crash in the area of Minchin Drive and Henderson Road about 11 a.m. found a Columbia Aircraft LC41 crashed in a nearby back yard, Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said.

The pilot, 65-year-old Michael Graver, and his wife, 52-year-old Jodi Cohen, both of Manhasset, New York, were killed in the crash.

A man who lives near the scene of the crash said his son called him and told him that a plane “fell out of the sky” and landed with a crash in a nearby back yard.

The crash was reportedly followed by an explosion.

There was no damage to the house.

Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin said it was “a miracle no one on the ground was hurt.”

The plane took off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale New York about 9:30 a.m. and was heading toward Hanscom Airport, Ryan said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is sending a team to investigate the incident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.

This is a developing story. Stay with 7News for more information.

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