Long Island couple killed after plane crashes in Boston suburb

A small plane has crashed in a wooded area north of Boston, killing a couple on board.

The single engine Columbia Aircraft LC41 crashed Saturday at around 11 a.m. in a residential neighborhood in Woburn.

Dr. Michael Graver worked on Long Island as a cardiothoracic surgeon (Northwell Health)

Officials identified the victims as 65-year-old Dr. Michael Graver and 52-year-old Jodi Cohen.

Graver was a cardiothoracic surgeon at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan describes Graver was a "very experienced pilot" who co-owned the 2016 plane.

She says the couple departed from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York, at around 9:30 a.m. and had been heading to Laurence G. Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts.

They had gone to Massachusetts to meet their son, who was there for a conference, according to Dr. Alan Hartman, senior vice president of cardiothoracic services at Northwell Health, which oversees the hospital Graver worked at.

The airport is about four miles from the crash site.

Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin says the plane fortunately did not hit any homes or injure anyone on the ground.

"Dr. Graver was an incredible guy adored by the staff and physicians he worked with," Graver's colleague said. "He operated on thousands of patients over the years and was an outstanding surgeon."

The National Safety Transportation Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

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