A doctor at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is dead in a helicopter crash in rural northeastern Pennsylvania.

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The Federal Aviation Administration says the wreckage of a Robinson R44 helicopter was found in a remote area of Wyoming County on April 22 after the agency had issued an alert about a missing aircraft.

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Pennsylvania State Police had announced the pilot, later identified in several media accounts as Doctor Sanjay Kansara, died when the helicopter crashed after it had departed Allentown Queen Municipal Airport in Allentown headed to Bradford County Airport in Towanda.

The Associated Press reports the Robinson R44 is a four-seat light helicopter that has been in production since 1992. The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.

According to information at Guthrie.org, Doctor Kansara was an anesthesiologist at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

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