Chenango County Sheriff’s Office identifies man killed in plane crash

Published: May. 30, 2023 at 12:47 PM EDT
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NORWICH (WBNG) -- The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim of a Memorial Day Weekend plane crash near Norwich as Shawn McMahon of Binghamton.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday that it still does not know why a single-engine plane crashed just outside of Norwich, killing the pilot, over the Memorial Day Weekend.

The NTSB said it opened an investigation into the crash and identified the plane as a Cessna 182D. The board said an investigator will document the accident site and the plane and gather witness statements if they are available. It will also look into communications with air traffic control facilities.

A preliminary report, which is expected in two to three weeks, will detail the facts and circumstances of the crash. However, a final report, which would list the probable cause and contributing factors of the crash, could take up to two years.

On Sunday, authorities and fire crews in Chenango County responded to the crash, which happened in a field just a mile west of Lt. Warren Eaton Airport, around 3 p.m. The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office revealed that McMahon was killed in the crash and was the only occupant on board.