John Burley Remembered After Fatal Forest County Plane Crash

SALIX, Pa. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the tragic plane crash that took the life of John Burley, a beloved member of the Salix community. Burley was flying his two-seater aircraft from Erie over Forest County when it crashed into the Allegheny National Forest at around 88 knots, or 100 miles per hour, last Friday.

Burley’s friends, coworkers, and loved ones are mourning the loss of a man they described as determined and adventurous. Casey Bassett, a friend of Burley, expressed the pain of losing him and the anticipation of finding out exactly what happened in the crash.

Colleagues at the “Everything Ice” company in Salix are also grappling with the loss of Burley, with coworker Chris Tucker saying, “He will not be replaced.” Burley’s wife, Ronnie Burley, fondly recalled his love for flying and his adventurous spirit.

The Salix community has been deeply affected by the news of Burley’s passing, with officials and residents awaiting the results of the investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board is also involved in the investigation of the tragic accident.

As the community continues to mourn the loss of John Burley, his memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. The details of the investigation will provide further insight into the circumstances surrounding the plane crash.