A Connecticut company is scheduled to airlift the wreckage from the recent plane crash on Onion Mountain between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, Canton Police said.
Central Connecticut Aircraft out of Plainville will use a helicopter to help hoist the wreckage out of the woods and people should not be alarmed if they hear it operate for an extended period of time, Canton Police Chief Christopher Arciero said.
The Monday, Nov. 19 crash claimed the lives of Donald Derocher, 73, and Josephine Derocher, 74. According to family members, the couple was returning to the state to attend funeral services for Mr. Derocher's father.
Donald Derocher was piloting the craft and headed toward Simsbury airport, officials said.
The couple has family in Canton and lived for many years in Tolland and for a short time in Windsor Locks before moving to Florida about three years ago, said Bob Derocher, Donald Derocher's brother.
The state Chief Medical Examiner's office said an autopsy on Donald Derocher's body revealed no evidence of a medical emergency and ruled the cause of death for both victims as accidental multiple blunt trauma. The National Transportation Safety Board has finished its field work and continues to investigate the likely cause of the crash.