Fire engulfs a plane that crashed just off the runway at Robertson Airport in Plainville Thursday.
The man killed when a plane crashed at Robertson Airport in Plainville last Thursday is James Seaver.
The medical examiner determined that Seaver died of accidental/multiple blunt force injuries.
The crash caused the single-engine Cessna 172 to burst into flames.
The town manager of Plainville said last week that the man, now identified as Seaver, was in his 50s.
He had rented the plane from Robertson Airport, Bob Gretz, of the The National Transportation Safety Board, said.
Seaver had 1,000 hours of flying time on the aircraft, was familiar with the airport and might have been coming from Martha's Vineyard, Gretz said.
A witness said the plane appeared to have crashed at the northwest side of the airport, just off the runway.
Officials said it appears the plane crashed into a berm as it tried to land.
Neighbors reported hearing an explosion and then seeing a ball of fire.