Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal fiery airplane crash that happened Saturday afternoon near the John H. Boylan Airport in Island Pond, Vermont.
Troopers received a report of a large fire approximately 100 yards from the airport runway at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, police said.
According to police, authorities responding to the scene discovered a small single-engine aircraft that had been badly burned. The sole occupant of the plane was found deceased.
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State police are working to confirm the identity of the victim.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are expected on scene Sunday to begin an investigation into the cause of the crash, police said.
Members of the State Police will remain on scene overnight to secure the location.