Vermont State Police investigate plane crash near Bald Mountain
BENNINGTON, VT -- Vermont State Police in Bennington say they have found a missing plane deep in the woods near Bald Mountain.
They say the FAA notified them around 6:00pm Sunday night that a two engine plane went off the radar near Bald Mountain.
State police search and rescue and State Fish & Wildlife crews searched the wooded areas. They found the plane around 1:00am Monday in a heavily wooded area, about three miles of of Route 9 near Woodford. Crews stayed at the crash scene overnight.
Police believe only the pilot was on board. HE was later Ramsey Sampson Ah-Nee, age 31, of Manchester, CT.. They believe the plane was flying from Burlington, VT towards Connecticut. They say the man died in the crash and the body was found.
Crews hiked up the West Ridge Trail early Monday morning with a stretcher to begin the recovery efforts.
Police are unsure what caused the plane to go down.
State Police say they will be investigating with the FAA and NTSB over the next few days.
That area of Bald Mountain will be closed to hikers during the investigation.