Two killed in a plane crash in Fayette County

Two men were killed and a third man severely burned when a small plane crashed near Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Friday afternoon just after two pm, it was reported that a Beechcraft BE36 took off from the resort’s private airstrip and crashed about a half mile away. Emergency personnel responding to the scene reported the deaths, and one person was being flown to a hospital for treatment for serious injuries.

The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the accident because a fatality was involved. The FAA will release the aircraft registration after local authorities notify family members about the condition of those on board.

Tragic accidents involving aircraft often result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Our hearts go out to all that were involved in the crash. We have handled many serious airplane accidents over the last twenty-five years from helping families of US Air Flight 427 to helping many injured in small aircraft and helicopter accidents.