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One person killed in small plane crash in Delaware County

UPDATE: 8:00 P.M.

TOWN OF TOMPKINS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities said the one person on board a plane that crashed in Delaware County was killed.

“There was a twin engine 6-seater plane that has crashed,” Assistant Chief of the City of New York Department of Environmental Protection (D.E.P.) Police, Frank Milazzo told 12 News. “There is one person that’s deceased at the scene.”

The pilot’s identity or plane’s origin and destination has not been released yet.

Milazzo said the D.E.P., Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Trout Creek Fire Department, Walton Fire Department, Hancock Fire Department and Delaware County Fire Coordinators were called just after 3 p.m. on Friday. They responded toward the top of Readburn Road in the Town of Tompkins, and then had to locate the plane in what Milazzo called, “a heavily wooded area.”

“From the road it’s at least three quarters of a mile in,” described Milazzo. “It’s back in, that’s a pretty good size mountain back there.”

The plane went down around the time it was snowing and raining. It’s unclear if weather had an impact in the crash.

“We will continue to secure the scene overnight and work on a plan to recover the victim and the plane tomorrow morning,” said Milazzo on Friday night.

Milazzo said the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration and FAA will arrive on scene Saturday morning to further investigative.


TOWN OF TOMPKINS, N.Y. (WBNG) — Delaware County emergency crews responded to the scene of a small plane crash in the town of Tompkins Friday afternoon, according to New York State Police.

The Trout Creek Fire Department said a plane was down in the woods in the Delaware County town.

Authorities said the crash was at the top of the hill on Readburn Road.

Trout Creek Fire said they were called about the situation at 3 p.m.

The intersection of Chase Brook Road and Readburn Road was closed, and no one was allowed near the scene.

Authorities have not said the extent of any injuries.

State Police, Local Police and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office were all on the scene as on  5 p.m. on Friday.

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