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The crash scene at a farm on River Road outside Lake Placid was blocked by work trucks and crime scene tape on Sunday.  The downed plane has since been moved to State Police headquarters in Ray Brook as part of the investigation.  Photo:  Brian Mann
The crash scene at a farm on River Road outside Lake Placid was blocked by work trucks and crime scene tape on Sunday. The downed plane has since been moved to State Police headquarters in Ray Brook as part of the investigation. Photo: Brian Mann

Two Clarkson University students die in Lake Placid plane crash

Two Clarkson University students were among the dead on Saturday in a plane crash in Lake Placid. That's according to the Plattsburgh Press Republican.

The single-engine plane went down Saturday morning on River Road on the outskirts of the village, a half-mile from the local airport.

State police say the craft "burst into flames" on impact and there were no survivors.  Go to full article
The cause of the crash and the identities of the deceased are pending further investigation

Plane crash in Lake Placid claims three lives

State police say a single engine plane crashed near River Road on the outskirts of Lake Placid this morning just before 11 am.

"Lake Placid Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames after the aircraft burst into flames upon impact," according to officials.

Three persons were aboard the aircraft and officials confirm that all were killed in the crash. No identities have been released, nor did State Police offer information about a possible cause for the crash.

The FAA and NTSB have been notified and are enroute to assist in the investgation, according to the statement.

State police say Lake Placid Police and Fire Departments, as well as Saranac Lake Fire Department and New York State Police Aviation are assisting at the scene.  Go to full article

Small plane crashes in Adirondacks, no injuries

A small plane crashed into Nye Mountain, one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, last night with three men on board, according to press accounts.

The crash happened south of Lake Placid. Essex County Emergency Services Director Donald Jaquish told the Plattsburgh Press Republican there were no injuries.  Go to full article
The plane crash landed in Gull Lake, in the backcountry of Herkimer County. Satellite image: Google maps
The plane crash landed in Gull Lake, in the backcountry of Herkimer County. Satellite image: Google maps

Plane crashes in Adirondack lake after losing propeller

Authorities say a small plane that was forced to land on an Adirondack lake last week had lost its propeller in midair. The plane was contracted by the U.S. Defense Department to support an ongoing Vermont Air National Guard training exercise. It was recovered from Gull Lake in northern Herkimer County over the weekend by a private salvage company.  Go to full article

Plane crash claims Malone pilot, passenger

A plane crash in the town of Newcomb in the Adirondacks has left two men dead. The crash occurred over the weekend, leaving Dan Wills and Ron Rouselle, both from northern Franklin County, dead at the scene. State police and forest rangers, along with Federal border patrol agents, participated in the search. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Adirondack plane crash victim had criminal past

The man who died in a plane crash last month at the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear had assumed another identity for more than 15 years in an attempt to escape what police say was a criminal past. 49 year-old Scott Thomas has been tentatively identified through his fingerprints as Phillip W. Cook, according to State Police, who also found a suitcase with $60,000 in cash in the plane wreckage. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Fatal plane crash in Saranac Lake

One person is dead after a plane crashed during takeoff from the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear this afternoon.
The pilot of the twin-engine private was the only person on board when it crashed in the woods beyond the airport's main runway around 1:10 p.m. Jonathan Brown has more on this story with contributions from Chris Knight.  Go to full article

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