Tuesday, June 28, 2011
NY: Two Dead in Dutchess County Plane Crash
Two people are dead after a small plane crashed near the Dutchess County Airport in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., according to the FAA.
A witness tells MyFoxNY.com that it appears that the plane either skipped off of the runway or did not make the runway off of State Route 376.
Emergency personnel were on the scene and a blue tarp covers part of the plane. Two people were on the plane when it went down at about 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
The FAA says the plane is a single engine Cessna 172 registered to Mill Brook Flight LLC, out of Poughkeepsie.
The cause of the accident is unknown, but the plane had been doing "touch and go" training shortly before the accident.
The crash occurred about 65 miles north of New York City.