HANSON — The town is mourning the loss of a hometown active Army Black Hawkhelicopter pilot after a fatal crash in a bog behind the Cranland Airport on Friday.
Pilot Scott Landis, 34, of Hanson was confirmed as the victim of the fatal plane crash in a press release through District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office. Landis was taken from the scene by first responders from several communities who accessed the wetland area behind the airport to reach the crash site. He was flown to Boston by medical helicopter but later succumbed to his injuries.
His brother Patrick Landis, 29, the second victim in the plane, was also taken to Tufts Medical Center in Boston by medical helicopter. His injuries were reported as life threatening.
The brothers were flying to scatter the ashes of their father Richard J. Landis, 70, who passed away on Aug. 7. Their father was a lifelong carpenter and well-known in the community, according to published reports.
The press release from Cruz’s also stated an initial 911 call was made by a man who was walking his dog and saw the yellow plane partially submerged in water.
The crash is under investigation by Federal Aviation Administration, State Police detectives assigned to the DA’s office, Hanson and Pembroke police, and the Mass. Dept. of Transportation Aeronautical Division.