Massachusetts man identified as victim of Taylor County plane crash

Published: Jan. 27, 2020 at 5:04 PM EST
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UPDATE: 01/29/20 11:40 A.M.

West Virginia State Police have released the name of the man killed in a plane crash Monday.

Thomas Kaye, 67, of Haydenville, Massachusetts, was flying from Indiana to Massachusetts. He stopped at North Central West Virginia Airport to refuel shortly before crashing.

A NTSB spokesperson told 5 News investigators haven't found witnesses to the crash.

The debris field was “highly fragmented," Knudson said. The plane was an experimental Aeropro A220. Kaye did not send out a distress signal before crashing and didn't have air traffic control services like flight following, investigators learned.

NTSB crash investigators are expected to remain at the crash site until sometime Wednesday. A preliminary crash report could be finalized within one to two weeks, but the official investigation could take 12-24 months to complete.

Investigators want to talk to anyone who may have saw the plane crash. They should contact if they have information that could help the investigation.

One person was killed Monday afternoon when a single-engine plane crashed in Taylor County, authorities said.

The victim has not been identified.

Details are limited, but 911 officials said the aircraft crashed just before 1 p.m. near Delaney Lane, north of Grafton.

Authorities have not said where the flight originated or where the plane was headed.

A WDTV reporter at the scene said U.S. Homeland Security officials were using a drone to gather video of the crash site.

The West Virginia State Police is investigating the crash.