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Pilot identified in Geneseo Airport plane crash

Pilot identified in Geneseo Airport plane crash

July 17, 2018 09:10 PM

The pilot of the plane that crashed at the Geneseo Airport on Friday is still in the hospital with serious injuries. 

On Monday night the Livingston County Sheriff's Office released the unofficial cause of the crash and the identity of the pilot. 

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The pilot, 65-year-old Timothy Sheffer, of Rush NY, flew the small plane off the runway but it had problems ascending, causing it to crash and flip over.

Sheffer broke his back. His two teenage passengers, who were 14 and 15-year-old cadets, had minor injuries.

Sheffer and the two cadets were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

The official cause is still under investigation. They were flying a single-engine Cessna 172 for the Civil Air Patrol. It was not associated with the air show.

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