Missing plane from Richmond Airport crashed in Pennsylvania, killing 3

By James A. Riley - Digital Content Producer

AUSTIN, Pa. (AP) – A small airplane that lost contact with flight controllers while flying from Virginia to Canada has been found crashed in Pennsylvania, with all three occupants killed.

Potter County Coroner Kevin J. Dusenbury Sr. confirmed the deaths Tuesday but says he won't be releasing additional information the victims' relatives are notified.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Canada-registered Piper PA-28 took off Saturday from RICand was headed to St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport in Ontario, Canada.

The coroner says the wreckage was found late Monday in Keating Township in southern Potter County, which is about 150 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The FAA lost contact with the flight over Potter County at about 7 p.m. Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is heading the crash investigation.

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