One Man Killed as a Result of a Plane Crash in Forest County According to State Police

December 31, 2023

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – One man has died due to a plane crash in Forest County.

John Burley, 59 of Windber, the owner of Everything Ice, INC, in Johnstown, Pa., was found dead at the site of the plane crash along Buzzard Swamp Road.

Two releases (one dated Dec. 31, 2023, and one dated Jan. 1) from PSP-Marienville said the crash occurred Dec. 29, 2022, but it is believed those releases were meant to say Dec. 29, 2023. A Facebook post from Everything Ice, Inc. on Jan. 1, 2024, announced the passing of Burley.

According to the PSP release, the National Transportation Safety Board is conducting a further investigation, according to the release. Due to the holiday, the NTSB had not returned a request for confirmation of the accident as of 9 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2023.

Further information will be provided if/when it becomes available.


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