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Daughter Killed, Father Injured In Orange Plane Crash

By Alana Gomez, WBZ-TV
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(credit: Telegram & Gazette)

ORANGE (CBS) — Sunday, National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived at the scene of a plane crash that killed a woman and injured her father.

The victims were identified as 56-year old Steven Fay and his 35-year-old daughter Jessica Fay of Hillsborough, N.H.

Fay was taken to University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester where he remained as of Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, the plane was still upside down in a marshy area a couple hundred feet away from the runway at Orange Municipal Airport.

State Police said the small plane may have hit trees, causing it to lose control and crash Saturday afternoon.

James Douglas, a neighbor, said he saw the plane in the air before it went down, and knew something was wrong. “I heard the engine go out or break or blow and then we saw the lights go out,” said Douglas, who is also a private pilot.

Douglas said he rushed to the scene and could hear a man from inside the plane talking.

FAA officials said today Steven Fay attempted to perform CPR on his daughter.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports.

The NTSB said the plane was trying to land at Orange Municipal Airport around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Jose Obregon, an NTSB investigator on the scene said it appears Fay was practicing Touch-and-Go landings. “What they try to do is come in, land, and take off again without a full stop,” said Obregon.

Obregon said the Cessna 210 left Keene Airport in New Hampshire two hours before the crash.

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