Hanson: Pilot Dies Following Crash

The pilot involved in the plane crash on Friday in Hanson has died.

Cranland Airport Manager Peter Oakley told WATD News that the pilot Scott Landis died overnight following the single plane engine crash.

Oakley says Landis was a member of the Army National Guard who had been stationed in Kosovo but was on bereavement leave following the death of his father.

It’s believed he and his brother Patrick were planning to spread their father’s ashes when the crash occurred.

Patrick remains hospitalized at Tufts Medical Center.





A man was killed and another man was injured in a plane crash Friday afternoon in Hanson, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

​ At approximately 4 pm on Friday, a man walking his dog in the area of Cranland Airport in Hanson observed a yellow, single propeller plane partially submerged in a pond, nose first and called 911. Upon arrival, first responders found the pilot of the plane, 34-year-old Scott Landis of Hanson, and passenger, 29-year-old Patrick Landis, who are brothers. Scott Landis was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by medflight where he died as a result of his injuries. Patrick Landis was taken to Tufts Medical Center where he remains for treatment.

​The crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Hanson Police, Pembroke Police and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautical Division.


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