HANSON, MASS. (WHDH) - One man has died and another is in critical condition a Boston-area hospital after being pulled from a plane that crashed near an airport in Hanson Friday afternoon.
The manager of Cranland Airport, Peter Oakley, confirms that Scott Landis, the pilot of the small plane, has died of injuries he sustained in the crash.
Emergency crews from several area communities responded to the area of 775 Monponsett St., which is located near the one runway airport, after receiving word of a plane crash around 4 p.m.
Landis and his brother, Patrick, were flying the 7AC Champion aircraft to spread their late father’s ashes when it plummeted from the sky.
Patrick Landis, 29, was transported to Tufts Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
“We are heartbroken,” Oakley said. “I’ve known him since I bought the airport in 2011. But he has been coming around since he was in high school he just loved aviation.”
Landis is survived by his wife and child.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.
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