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Coroner: Pilot dies of injuries in central Pennsylvania plane crash more than 1 month ago


GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania — Authorities say the elderly pilot of a small plane that crashed in south central Pennsylvania more than a month ago has died of his injuries.

The York County coroner's office said 85-year-old Walter Trostle died Tuesday night from multiple blunt-force trauma injuries sustained in the Sept. 19 crash in Adams County.

Officials said Trostle was flying a single-engine Cessna when its engine lost power and it went down in a field outside of Gettysburg in Cumberland Township.

The coroner confirmed that a passenger in the plane survived the crash.

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