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Pilot Killed, Woman Seriously Hurt in Cape Cod Plane Crash Friday

Carl Willis and Candace Oldman were returning from a day trip with other couples when their small plane crashed at Falmouth Airpark Friday, officials say

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One of the two people seriously hurt in a plane crash Friday afternoon at a Cape Cod airfield has died in the hospital, police said Sunday, identifying both people involved.

Their small plane, a single-engine Mooney M20J, crashed short of Runway 25 at Falmouth Airpark around 3:10 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration had said.

The man, who was flying, was 83-year-old Carl Willis. He was pronounced dead after being taken to Falmouth Hospital, according to Massachusetts State Police. The woman was identified as Candace Oldman, 70, who suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Willis and Oldman were returning from Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Massachusetts, after a day trip with other couples, who'd taken their own planes.

Falmouth police said both occupants suffered life-threatening injuries.

Video from the scene showed a Boston MedFlight helicopter on the runway. Multiple agencies responded to the crash, including Falmouth fire and rescue.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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