NEW INFO: FAA Initial Report Out For New River Marine's Plane Crash

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The Federal Aviation Administration has released its initial report on the fatal crash which killed a New River Marine and his friend.

The initial report still leaves unanswered questions as the investigation continues, stating the "aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in Chester, SC."

The report lists two fatalities who we know to be 24-year-old New River Osprey pilot Lt. Ericsson Davis and his friend, 22-year-old Anisa Rossi.

The report said Grumman aircraft crashed at 4:10 p.m. on May 23rd.

A Georgia real estate developer says Davis was an Osprey pilot and was going to look at property to build his dream house. Mike Ciochetti says when they never showed up, he at first thought he had been stood up until a friend of Davis called to tell him the plane had crashed.


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The Marine Corps has released more information on the death of a New River pilot who died in a South Carolina air plane crash.

New River says Lt. Ericsson Davis was assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264.

The Osprey pilot was originally from Nokesville, Virginia.

The 24-year-old Davis and 22-year-old Anisa Rossi were found dead in a private plane on Memorial Day that crashed in Chester County, South Carolina.


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Authorities say a New River Air Station pilot and his friend were killed in a South Carolina plane crash.

The Chester County coroner identified the victims as 24-year-old Ericsson Davis, and 22-year-old Anisa Rossi.

The plane was registered to the Warriors To Wings Aero Club in Sneads Ferry. The wreckage was found Monday, according to federal authorities.

A Georgia real estate developer says Davis was an Osprey pilot and was going to look at property to build his dream house. Mike Ciochetti says when they never showed up, he at first thought he had been stood up until a friend of Davis called to tell him the plane had crashed.

The Marine Corps confirms that Davis was stationed at New River.

Davis is the second New River Marine to die within the past week due to an accident. Last Monday night, Lance Corporal Steven Hancock fell from an Osprey while it was flying over Bladen County.

That mishap remains under investigation.


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A plane owned by an Onslow County-based group crashed over the holiday weekend in South Carolina.

A plane registered to the Warriors To Wings Aero Club in Sneads Ferry crashed on Friday, according to federal authorities.

NBC Charlotte reports a Marine was piloting the aircraft while his girlfriend was a passenger.

A Georgia real estate developer says the man was an Osprey pilot and was going to look at property to build his dream house. Mike Ciochetti says when they never showed up, he at first thought he had been stood up until a friend of the pilot called to tell him the plane had crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane left Wilmington, where it is stored, on Friday. It was headed to Heaven's Landing Airport in Clayton, Georgia.

The wreckage was found Sunday and the bodies of a man and woman were found Monday in Chester County, South Carolina.

Both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were expected to be on scene of the crash later Tuesday morning.


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