AP NEWS

Officials: Pilot dies after small plane crashes in cemetery

November 4, 2019 GMT
1 of 2
New Bedford fire and police work the scene of a crashed plane at Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Mass., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. It's not clear what caused the plane to crash and if anyone was injured. No further information was posted. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)
1 of 2
New Bedford fire and police work the scene of a crashed plane at Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, Mass., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. It's not clear what caused the plane to crash and if anyone was injured. No further information was posted. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Officials say a pilot has died after a small plane crashed in a Massachusetts cemetery.

Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, tells the Boston Globe the pilot of a Cessna 150 that crashed Monday at the Rural Cemetery in New Bedford has died.

The official did not reveal the pilot’s name, age or hometown.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane departed from New Bedford Regional Airport; about 5 miles north of the cemetery that dates to the 1800s and is located near the Rhode Island state line.

Officials say the pilot was the only person aboard the plane.

The agency says it will investigate and the NTSB plans to release a preliminary report regarding the crash within the next two weeks.