Man Killed in Plane Crash

October 24, 2015

Oct. 24, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Jarvey 508-368-7241

or 508 735-2981

WORCESTER — A Connecticut man was killed when his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from Worcester Airport around 8 this morning, according to District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Gary Weller, 66, of 283 Heritage Road, Putnam, Conn., died after his 1996 Mooney M20M veered to the right after takeoff and crashed into trees on airport property. He was the sole occupant of the plane.

No flight plan was filed and his destination is unknown at this time.

The Worcester Fire Department and EMS attempted life-saving measures at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The crash is being investigated by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, State Police Crime Scene Services, State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Mass. Aeronautics, the state Dept. of Environmental Protection, MassPort and Worcester Police.

“The National Transportation Safety Board will take over the investigation and determine the cause of the crash,” said Mr. Early who viewed the crash site late this morning.