N711SK BE36, crash on final approach into KCDW
The incident happened at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. No one on the ground was injured.
The pilot’s identity was not immediately released Tuesday pending an examination by the coroner, Deputy Police Chief John Reardon said.
The aircraft had departed from Charlotte, N.C., and was heading toward Essex County Airport in Fairfield, FAA spokesman Jim Peters said. Wayne is 5 miles northeast of Fairfield.
The pilot contacted the airport tower at 7:36 p.m., indicating the craft was just over 11 miles from the runway, Peters said. Three minutes later, the pilot reported the craft was just over 6 miles away.
At 7:41 p.m., the pilot reported the craft was just over 3 miles away and was given clearance to land.
Two minutes later, the Essex air controller asked if the Beechcraft had engaged its landing light, but received no response, Peters said. Repeated inquiries also met with silence, he said.
I personaly was at the airport in the morning, fog was so bad couldnt see top of the controll tower from the ground