Pilot Sentenced On Manslaughter Charge

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A pilot whose daughter was killed when his Cessna 310F twin crashed in 2011 has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Massachusetts. Steven Fay, 58, of Hillsboro, N.H., was sentenced to probation until Dec. 31, 2013, and is prohibited from operating an aircraft or seeking reinstatement of his certificate during that time, according to The Associated Press. Fay's daughter, Jessica Malin, 35, was killed when the airplane hit trees while on final approach to a small airport in Orange, Mass., and crashed.

NTSB investigators said that Fay held a private pilot certificate for ASEL only, with no multiengine rating, although he had logged about 50 hours of multi instruction time. The FAA revoked Fay's pilot certificate last year. He could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on the charges, according to the AP.