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Plane crashes into Pa. tree, but no pilot is found

A fire chief in northeastern Pennsylvania says a small plane is stuck in a tree about 20 feet above the ground but nobody knows who was flying it.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A fire chief in northeastern Pennsylvania said a small plane was stuck in a tree about 20 feet above the ground but nobody knows who was flying it.

Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief William Mikulak said a woman in a kayak saw the single-engine Piper on Tuesday morning. The woman hadn't seen it the day before, so she alerted authorities.

Records show the plane is owned by Robert Stephanoff, of Piscataway,  N.J. But it's unclear if he was flying it Tuesday.

The fire chief said the plane was headed from an airport in Pennsylvania to Hancock, N.Y.

It's unclear how the pilot was able to leave the scene, which is about 100 miles north of Philadelphia and 60 miles northwest of New York City.