A volunteer pilot and two passengersone of whom was a cancer patient on his way for treatment at Bostons Dana-Farber Cancer Institutedied this morning in an airplane crash, according to officials at Angel Flight Northeast. The not-for-profit organization provides free transportation of patients needing to travel for medical treatment.
The flight took off from Westhampton, N.Y., and crashed around 10:35 a.m. in Easton, Mass., according to an Angel Flight spokeswoman. All three passengers were killed, but no other casualties have been reported.
The cause of the crash and the victims identities were not available at deadline, but according to a news release Angel Flight was notified by the Federal Aviation Administration in Boston this morning that the plane had gone off radar. Shortly afterwards, the organization was informed that a plane matching the description of the missing aircraft had crashed. -- by Shawn Rhea
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