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Officials have identified the people involved in a small plane crash in New Milford Friday. The plane went down around 9:45am at the end of Runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport. 

 

The plane was being flown by a juvenile female student pilot.  Police say the student pilot sustained critical injuries. She was extricated from the plane and flown by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital. 

 

The Cessna C-172 left from Danbury Municipal Airport.  It's registered to flight school Arrow Aviation.  The flight instructor was identified as 57-year-old Anthony Morasco of New Milford. Police say he was killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.   

 

The rear seat passenger was identified as 44-year-old Peter Jellen, of New York. He of was seriously injured, but able to walk out of the wreckage to a nearby home where asked residents to call 911.  Jellen was transported to Danbury Hospital.  

 

The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.

 

On July 30, another small plane owned by Arrow lost altitude while taking off from the Danbury Airport. The 63-year-old pilot, Mark Stern, died.  Two others on board were injured.

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