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World War II pilot killed in small plane crash in NY

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Investigators look over the wreckage of a plane crash where a World War II pilot who survived being shot down was killed. Investigators look over the wreckage of a plane crash where a World War II pilot who survived being shot down was killed.

(WHAM/CNN) – A pilot who survived his plane being shot down twice during World War II died in a small plane crash in Rochester, NY.

Norman Hasman, 88, was performing touch-and-go exercises, according to witnesses, when the plane he was flying crashed at an airport in Parma, NY.

His son, David, said it was comforting to at least know he was doing something he loved.

“It was a shock, but like I said, he died doing what he loved the most: flying,” David Hasman said. “You know besides my mom, who passed away last year, flying was his second thing."

Investigators aren’t sure if Hasman was killed in the crash or if he had a medical emergency while flying the plane that led to the crash.

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