Two dead in Silver Spring Township helicopter crash

Carlisle/West Shore

SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — The Latest on the helicopter crash in Silver Spring Township:

5:00 a.m.

The Cumberland County Coroner has released the identities of the two victims: Pilot, Mark D. Croce, 58, and passenger Michael Capriotto, 63, both from Orchard Park, New York.

The helicopter was slated to arrive in Buffalo, New York from Washington D.C. before it went down.

No other people were injured from the crash, which is being investigated by the FAA and NTSB.

9:41 p.m.

Cumberland County Public Information Officer John Bruetsch says there is no property damage to any residence and no one else was injured beyond the two killed inside the helicopter.

The helicopter was not medical.


9:11 p.m.

Coroner Charley Hall has confirmed the two onboard the helicopter are dead as a result of the crash.


8:38 p.m.

A helicopter has reportedly crashed near Irongate Court and Mayberry Lane.

According to sources on the ground, the helicopter landed in a resident’s backyard.

Responders are on the scene.

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