Fatal Plane Crash Under Investigation in Woburn

Woburn Police Department

Woburn Police Department
Chief Robert J. Ferullo Jr
25 Harrison Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801

For Immediate Release

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]


Fatal Plane Crash Under Investigation in Woburn

WOBURN – Police Chief Robert Ferullo and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan have confirmed that two people have died following a single engine plane crash that occurred shortly after 11 a.m. today behind a home on Minchin Drive in Woburn.

Today at 11:03 a.m. Woburn Police and Fire responded to 911 calls reporting a plane crash in a wooded area on Minchin Drive.  Responders subsequently located the bodies of the two occupants of the aircraft, the pilot and owner of the plane Michael Graver, 65 of Manhasset, New York and Jodi Cohen, 52 of Manhasset, New York. No injuries were sustained by anyone on the ground and the homes in the area were not damaged.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the aircraft, a 2006 Columbia LC41, departed Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York around 9:33 a.m. and was expected to arrive at Hanscom Air Force Base shortly after 11:00 a.m.  The information provided to investigators is that Dr. Graver was an experienced pilot.

No foul play is suspected.  The investigation into the cause of the crash is open and ongoing.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police, Woburn Police and Fire Departments, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Aeronautics Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation are investigating this incident.