NH Man Goes To Court On Mass. Plane Crash Charge

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire pilot has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a Massachusetts plane crash that killed his 35-year-old daughter.

Fifty-seven-year-old Steven Fay of Hillsborough wasn’t certified to pilot the twin-engine Cessna he crashed on approach to Orange Municipal Airport on New Year’s Day 2011.

At his arraignment Wednesday in Franklin Superior Court, Fay said he doesn’t have an attorney yet. He’s due back in court with a lawyer Feb. 24.

WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports

Fay’s license to fly single-engine planes was revoked after the crash. On Wednesday, the judge ordered Fay to send the Federal Aviation Administration a copy of his revoked license or give the court an affidavit by Friday that he’s lost it.

Fay has declined to comment on his case. He has said he’s grief-stricken since the death of his daughter, Jessica Malin.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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