Small plane crashes in Pa. tree, no pilot is found

A fire chief in northeastern Pennsylvania says a small plane is stuck in a tree about seven metres above the ground but they don’t know who was flying it.

MILFORD, Pa. — A fire chief in northeastern Pennsylvania says a small plane is stuck in a tree about seven metres above the ground but they don’t know who was flying it.

Chief William Mikulak says a woman in a kayak saw the single-engine Piper on Tuesday morning. The woman hadn’t seen it the day before, so she alerted authorities.

Records show the plane is owned by Robert Stephanoff, of Piscataway, N.J. But it’s unclear if he was flying it Tuesday.

The fire chief says the plane was headed from an airport in Pennsylvania to Hancock, N.Y.

It’s unclear how the pilot was able to leave the scene.

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