Coatesville, PA Twin Engine Plane Crash, May 2000


Coatesville, Pa. (AP) - Investigators are expected to look closely at weather as a factor in the twin-engine plane crash that killed two men on U.S. Route 30 near the Chester County Airport.
Police said the six-seat Aerostar plane was headed from Millville, N.J., to the airport when it apparently clipped some treetops, struck a guardrail and bounced across the four-lane highway just west of the airport at about 5:30 a.m. Monday. Wreckage was strewn across the roadway and a nearby field where the plane came to rest.
Authorities did not identify the victims, but The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Press of Atlantic City, N.J., reported that the pilot was PAUL W. TURNER, 46, of Clayton, N.J.
TURNER operated Corporate Aeroservice Inc., a charter flight service, out of a hangar at Millville Municipal Airport, according to The Press.
The Inquirer identified the passenger as LEONARD METZGER, 56, of Turnersville, N.J. Both he and TURNER were licensed pilots, said newspaper, which contacted the victims' families to confirm the identifications.

Indiana Gazette Pennsylvania 2000-05-17