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Pilot Killed in Friday’s Crash Was ACY Air-Traffic Controller

Paul A. Rosales/Press of Atlantic City

The pilot and sole occupant of the single-engine plane which crashed Friday in Hamilton Township was an air-traffic controller at Atlantic City International Airport.

The Press of Atlantic City is reporting that Anthony C. Kelly had been confirmed as an employee of A.C.Y. since 2002.

Kelly, from Washington Township, Gloucester County, was killed Friday afternoon when the when his VAN RX-7A home-built aircraft crashed near Columbia Avenue in Hamilton, close to the Atlantic City Expressway.

The Federal Aviation Administration records show Kelly had been a licensed pilot since 2006.

The plane Kelly was flying was home-built by another plane hobbyist and had been registered by Kelly in 2011.  The Press reports he was in the process of building his own Vans RV-8.

This wasn’t Anthony Kelly’s first plane crash.  He crashed a Cessna 172 in a wooded section of Hamilton Township in 2007, but neither he nor his two passengers were injured.

Friday’s crash remains under investigation by the by the National Transportation Safety Board.



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