STERLING, MASS. (WHDH) - A veteran pilot who has been flying for two decades was killed in a plane crash near Sterling Airport on Wednesday, officials said.

Emergency crews responded to the airport around 2:30 p.m., according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

The aircraft clipped trees and came to rest in a swampy area about 100 yards north of the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot was the only person aboard the craft, FAA officials said.

No additional information was immediately released.

An investigation is underway.


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