HONESDALE, PA — On 5/13/21 at approximately 0750 hours, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop R in Honesdale received a 911 transfer call from the owner of a property near 27 Barracuda …
HONESDALE, PA — On May 13, 2022 at approximately 7:50 am, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop R in Honesdale received a 911 transfer call from the owner of a property near 27 Barracuda Blvd. in Beach Lake, Berlin Township, Wayne County. The caller related that they discovered a parachute ultralight aircraft down in a field on their property.
Members from PSP Honesdale responded to the scene and identified the operator, Jeffrey Ronald Chorba, 52 years of age from Beach Lake, PA. Wayne County Coroner Edward R. Howell and Deputy Coroners arrived on scene at 9:02 AM, and Coroner Howell pronounced Chorba dead at the scene at 9:12 AM.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Wayne County Coroner's Office is scheduled to perform an autopsy on Monday.
Chorba was the founder of Chorba Consulting Inc., an IT company specializing in computers, servers and networking. He provided services for municipalities, companies and individuals throughout Wayne, Pike and Sullivan County. He was also an enthusiast of ultralight aircraft.
Chorba's father, Ronald Michael Chorba, passed away on January 16, 2022, age 75.
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