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Putnam man dies in small plane crash in Worcester

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WORCESTER, Mass.  — A pilot who died when a single-engine plane crash on takeoff from a Massachusetts airport has been identified as a Connecticut man.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early says Putnam resident Gary Weller was the only person on the 1996 Mooney M20M when it crashed morning. The 66-year-old Weller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Early says the plane  veered to the right after takeoff and crashed into woods on Worcester Regional Airport property.

Weller didn’t file a flight plan. Early says it’s unclear where Weller was planning to fly the plane.

The prosecutor’s office and the National Transportation Safety Board are among the agencies investigating the crash.

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