Authorities have identified the two pilots killed Wednesday when the aircraft they were in crashed in Burlington County.
Officials say Robert Winner, 69, of Marlton, and his co-pilot Timothy Scannevin, 71, of Southampton, were in a twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron, when the aircraft crash in Springfield shortly before 10 a.m.
Angel Flight East say that on June 13th an airplane on a flight arranged by Angel Flight East was involved in an accident in the vicinity of Burlington, NJ. The pilot, Robert Winner, had departed South Jersey Regional Airport and was en route to Hyannis, MA to pick up a patient travelling to Philadelphia for treatment. He was accompanied by Timothy Scannevin. Robert has flown missions requested by Angel Flight since 2013 and had completed 16 flights prior to this incident.
Angel Flight East, founded in 1992, arranges free, non-emergency air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. Its approximately 400 volunteer pilots throughout the 14 Eastern states donate 100% of the costs of each flight. In over 25 years of providing this service, this is the first accident occurring related to a flight arranged by Angel Flight East.
The directors and staff of Angel Flight East are deeply saddened that this accident occurred, and their thoughts and prayers are with Robert and Timothy, and their loved ones.
The investigation into the crash remains ongoing. Officials say that at this point there is no indication whether human error or mechanical problems caused the crash.