May 12, 1999
SCOTLAND, Pa. - The owner of a small plane that crashed just after take-off Tuesday evening said the aircraft had reached an altitude of about 150 feet when the engine died. [cont. from front page ] Stephen K. Gilman, 52, of 15538 Dogwood Drive, Fort Loudon, Pa., said he didn't have much time to be scared as the plane began to fall from the sky. "You just experience it," he said. Gilman said he bought the 1964 Piper Colt a few months ago and planned to learn to fly. The plane was being piloted by Robert Parmer, address unavailable, of Chambersburg, Pa., when they took off at about 8 p.m. from a small private airstrip north of Chambersburg Mall.