Plane Crash in New York: Two People Dead
A small, 40-year-old, single-engine Piper Cherokee plane has crashed into the Mohawk River in New York with three people on board. Two were declared dead. It is still not clear what happened to the third person aboard the plane. It is known that the plane went down near Scotia near Albany shortly after taking off from Mohawk Valley Airport.
A small plane plunged into the Mohawk River in eastern New York with three people aboard Sunday, and at least two were found dead after the aircraft sank in 30 feet of water, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
The third person's condition wasn't immediately known. Peters said divers were still searching early Sunday evening to see whether anyone else was aboard.
The aircraft was registered to Kolath Airlines LLC of Bear, Del., Peters said. A woman who identified herself as Kolath's registered agent said she didn't know about the crash and had been unable to contact anyone with the company.
FAA records show the plane, a PA-28R-180 model, was manufactured in 1969. The model is part of the Piper Cherokee family of small planes, made by Vero Beach, Fla.-based Piper Aircraft Inc.