BEDFORD — Police Chief John Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department has tentatively identified the pilot killed in Friday evening’s plane crash near Manchester-Boston Reginal Airport as Emanuel Vomvolakis age 23 of Linden, Mich.
Positive identification is pending an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Previously released information:
On Friday, Dec. 10, at 11:36 p.m., the Bedford Police Department Communications Center received the first of several 911 calls reporting a plane crash on the shore of the Merrimack River in the vicinity of 14 Technology Drive.
Bedford Police officers responded to the crash site and found the wreckage of a twin-engine aircraft fully engulfed in flames. The Bedford Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
The Bedford Police Department secured the scene and notified the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The aircraft was being operated by Castle Air, based on Canton, Ohio, and was transporting medical supplies. The flight originated from the Essex County, New Jersey Airport and was inbound to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport when the pilot reported engine trouble just prior to the crash.
The investigation of the crash will be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The public is asked to avoid the Bedford Heritage Trail in the area of 14 Technology Drive at this time.