A Dover woman died Monday when her plane nose-dived into a wooded area of Canton.
NewsCenter 5's Rhondella Richardson reported that pilot Agnes Elizabeth Imregh, 57, was the only person in the single-engine Mooney M20P when it crashed as it was approaching Norwood Memorial Airport.
Officials said that the plane took off from an airfield in Pittstown, N.J., earlier Monday. Officials lost contact with the aircraft at about 10:15 a.m.
"The tower had cleared her for the approach in and the landing. That was just routine. We were waiting for her to break through the bottom of the clouds and make a routine landing. She never showed up," Norwood Memorial Airport spokesman Len Carroll said.
Motorists on Interstate 95 reported seeing the plane disappear into the woods. Search and rescue crews later found her body in the wreckage of the plane.
"It was just a low flying plane that looked like it was in distress, sputtering above the tree tops," Canton Police Department Chief Ken Berkowitz said.
The wreckage was located in a swampy area near a river. Imregh was killed instantly, officials said. Those she was friends with at the airport said that she was meticulous about the maintenance of her plane.
"She would fly down to the Cape. I talked to her last week when she came back from a trip to New Mexico. The airplane she owned was a Mooney -- a very fast airplane. It's a high-performance airplane. Whatever happened, it happened real fast and without notice," Carroll said.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation.