By CBSNewYork Team

AVOCA, Pa. (CBSNewYork) — A pilot from an air show team based on Long Island has been killed in a plane crash.

The crash happened around noon Friday as the plane was leaving the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania.

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Andy Travnicek was part of the GEICO Skytypers Team.

He was preparing for the Great Pocono Raceway Air Show this weekend.

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Travnicek was the only person on board.

He had previously served in the U.S. armed forces.

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

CBSNewYork Team