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Johnstown Business Owner Dies In Plane Crash

State police say a Windber man was reportedly killed over the weekend in a plane crash in Forest County.

According to a report from PSP Marienville, the body of 59-year-old John Burley was reportedly found Friday night in the area of Buzzard Swamp Road in Jenks Township.

Investigators say troopers were notified of reports of a suspected plane crash and an investigation led to the discovery of the crash site, where Burley was found deceased.

According to a Facebook post, Everything Ice, INC, in Johnstown, also shared the news of Burley’s passing.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic and untimely passing of our leader, our friend, our owner, John Burley. John was the patriarch of Everything Ice. His impact on the ice rink industry and the lives of many people along the way will leave a lasting impression for generations.”

No further details surrounding the crash have been released at this time and the NTSB is investigating the incident.

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