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BREAKING: Pilot identified in Avoca Airport plane crash

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GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team Andy Travnicek

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UPDATE: GEICO Skytapers Airshow Team announce the victim in today’s plan crash was Andy Travnicek.

Andy was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and was also a commercial airline pilot.

A representative for the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team released a statement today:

“A thorough investigation is already underway. The team is working with local law enforcement, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy and his family at this time.”

Pocono Raceway has also released the following in response to Travnicek's death:

“It is with heavy hearts we can confirm the passing of a pilot with the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, following an incident at the AVP airport in Avoca, Pa., this afternoon. Our deepest condolences to the pilot’s family and the entire GEICO Skytypers team.

After much consideration, and with the support of the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, this weekend’s airshow events will remain on as originally scheduled for Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. Event schedule and details may be found on our website.”


UPDATE: It has been confirmed that the pilot of the plane that crashed today has died.

The crash happened at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport as pilots prepared for the Great Pocono Raceway Airshow.


Crews are on-scene of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport after we're told a plane has crashed.

The airport has confirmed that this crash happened at around 12:35pm.

In the video you see two planes. The individual recording, Christina Wesley, says it was the second plane that crashed.

As of right now we have not been told how many people were involved or what injuries have been sustained.

Pilots were at the airport today getting ready for the Great Pocono Raceway Airshow.

A press conference will be held momentarily.

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