HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Luzerne County coroner released the names of the two victims who died in a plane crash over the weekend in Hanover Township.
As a result of the crash two occupants, Michael Bowen, 59, of Jonestown, and Ronald Snyder 76, of Bernville, were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the coroner, Bowen and Snyder died on Saturday around 2:50 p.m., when a plane they were flying in crashed in the area of East St. Mary’s Road.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Sarah Sulick tells Eyewitness News the wreckage is being examined at a facility in Delaware and at this point there is no evidence of a fire in the aircraft before the crash.
Autopsies on both of the victims ruled their deaths accidental.
Hanover Township police are investigating the incident along with PSP Wilkes-Barre, the Federal Aviation Administration, and National Transportation Safety Board.