Friday, July 7, 2017

Pilot Joseph P. Kinney, 52, of Dingmans Ferry died after he crashed his Morrisey 2250A plane in wooded terrain shortly after takeoff from Cherry Ridge Airport (N30) in Honesdale, Pennsylvania

CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP -- A plane crash near an airport in Wayne County has claimed the life of a Pike County man.

According to reports, a small plane crashed in a wooded area near the Cherry Ridge Airport near Honesdale around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Wayne County Coroner has confirmed the crash killed Joseph P. Kinney, 52, of Dingmans Ferry.

State police, federal aviation officials, and fire crews were all on the scene after the crash. They told Newswatch 16 that Kinney was piloting a small plane when he crashed into a wooded area not far from the Cherry Ridge Airport near Honesdale.

There is still no word on what caused that crash in Wayne County, but state police along with other officials plan to return to the scene Friday to continue the investigation.

The Wayne County Coroner also confirms that there will be an autopsy.
While Newswatch 16 did speak with some people at the Cherry Ridge Airport today, they did not want to appear on camera. However, they did say that what happened today is "a nightmare."

Here is some personal information of the dead pilot:

Personal Information

Medical Infomation:
Medical Class: Third  Medical Date: 6/2014


Certificates Description


HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — The county coroner has identified the pilot killed when his small plane crashed near a northeastern Pennsylvania airport.

The Wayne County coroner says the pilot is 52-year-old Joseph Kinney, of Dingman's Ferry.

The Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says Kinney's Morrissey 2150A aircraft crashed just before 6 p.m. Thursday, about a half-mile from Cherry Ridge Airport near Honesdale.

Honesdale is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

An autopsy was expected Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the cause of the crash.


Type:Morrisey 2250A
Owner/operator:Registration Pending
Registration: N917JL
C/n / msn: SP-26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:near Cherry Ridge Airport (N30), Honesdale, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Cherry Ridge (N30)
Destination airport:
The aircraft impacted wooded terrain shortly after takeoff from Cherry Ridge Airport (N30) in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard was fatally injured.