A 55-year-old Philadelphia man, Brian Filippini, was the pilot of a plane that crashed in Bucks County last week, killing him and instructor Alfred George Piranian, 74, the Bucks County Coroner’s Office said Saturday.
Both men died of multiple blunt injuries when the plane crashed Thursday on a residential street in Perkasie, Meredith J. Buck, the county coroner, said Saturday.
Buck said she confirmed with the Federal Aviation Administration that Filippini was the pilot and Piranian, of Chalfont, was the instructor.
FlightAware.com, a flight tracking website, said the plane took off from Wings Field Airport, a general aviation airport in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday and landed at the Doylestown Airport nine minutes later, the Bucks County Courier Times reported.
Just before 4:30, the four-seat Beech 35-C33 took off and headed for the privately owned Gunden Airport near Sellersville, the FAA confirmed.
The plane crashed at the intersection of Brittany and Victoria Lanes.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by federal authorities and the Hilltown Township Police Department.