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UPDATE: Pilot identified in Vermont plane crash

UPDATE: Pilot identified in Vermont plane crash

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot of a small plane was killed when his aircraft hit

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot of a small plane was killed when his aircraft hit a mountain near Bennington.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters says the wreckage of the Cessna 172 was found by a hiker this morning. He says it will take investigators several hours to reach the crash site.

Bennington police identified the pilot as Chaim Weiss of West Milford, N.J. His age was listed as “mid-50s.”

Peters says the plane departed Sunday from Greenwood Lake Airport in Milford, N.J., for what was expected to be two-hour flight.

Witnesses in Vermont reported the crash just after 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.

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