Pilot Killed When Plane Crashes in Woodford, Vt.
WOODBURY, Vt. — A Connecticut pilot was killed Sunday after his aircraft crashed on Bald Mountain.
State Police identified Ramsey Sampson Ah-Nee, 31, of Manchester, Conn., as the pilot and sole occupant of the 1975 Piper PA-34-200T. Ah-Nee was an experienced pilot with more than five years of aviation experience, according to State Police.
Ah-Nee was flying from Burlington to Oxford, Conn., when the Federal Aviation Administration apprised State Police that the radar confirmation on the twin-engine aircraft had been lost near Bald Mountain at about 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The FAA provided last known coordinates and the flight plan. Search and rescue teams were activated consisting of State Police uniformed troopers and search and rescue personnel and state Fish and Wildlife wardens.
The downed aircraft was located a few minutes after 1 a.m. on Monday in the proximity of the location provided by the FAA. The crash location is approximately three miles off Route 9 in a heavily wooded area of Woodford. The pilot was found deceased at the crash site.
Recovery personnel and State Police detectives went to the area to assess the scene and prepare for the pilot's removal.
State Police Lt. Thomas Mozzer of the Shaftsbury barracks said state and local officials were working jointly with the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board to support and assist with the investigation and recovery efforts.
Ah-Nee was employed as a production readiness leader at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut and previously worked for GE Aviation, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University and Embry Riddle.