QUICK LINKS:

Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead

Created: 07/19/2014 8:46 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

New York State Police say a small plane has crashed near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board.

Troopers say the single-engine plane burst into flames on impact at around 10:40 a.m. Saturday.

The plane crashed not far from the Lake Placid Airport. Firefighters extinguished the flames.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the plane was landing or taking off when the crash occurred.

Troopers say investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are en route to the site.

They say a coroner has arrived as well. The identities of the victims haven't been released.

Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains that was the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Overcast
42°
50° | 36°
  • Feels like: 42° F
  • Wind: 0mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Sat Mainly cloudy and rainy
    41° | 36°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    43° | 31°
  • Mon A few clouds
    54° | 34°
  • Tue Cloudy
    60° | 43°