NTSB report reveals new details about deadly Bucks County plane crash

The preliminary report does not say what caused the crash.
HILLTOWN TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- An NTSB preliminary report revealed new details about a plane crash that left two people dead in Bucks County, Pennsylvania last month.

Authorities say 74-year-old Alfred George Piranian and 55-year-old Brian Filippini were both killed when the single-engine aircraft went down in Hilltown Township on February 24.

According to the preliminary report, the pilot was practicing for a test and performing maneuvers at 2,000 feet when his plane went into a spin and crashed. The report does not say what caused the crash.

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A propeller sliced through the upstairs Bucks County bedroom of Brian Rush and landed near a crib.



Catherine LaPat was outside on her deck when she heard a plane sputtering overhead. She says she and her daughter ran towards the crash to see if they could help.

"People were yelling at us to get back cause we were running towards it and said that 'it's gonna blow, it's gonna blow,'" said Catherine.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane departed from Doylestown Airport and was en route to Gunden Airport in Perkasie when it went down right near Pennridge Central Middle School.

No one on the ground was injured.

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