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.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
Andy Travnicek was part of the GEICO Skytypers Team.
He was preparing for the Great Pocono Raceway Air Show this weekend.READ MORE: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
Travnicek was the only person on board.
He had previously served in the U.S. armed forces.MORE NEWS: Woman Accused Of Telling Black Couple At Brooklyn Dog Park, 'Stay In Your Hood'
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.