Three Die In Plane Crash Near Lake Placid

Jul 20, 2014

New York State Police are investigating a small plane crash near Lake Placid Saturday which killed all three people on board.

Troopers say the single-engine Mooney M20 crashed at a horse farm next to the Lake Placid Airport and burst into flames on impact at about 10:40 Saturday morning.

Lake Placid Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames.

The identities of the three people killed in the crash have not been released.

A witness told the Plattsburgh Press Republican she hear a plane flying low and a loud bang before the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are also investigating.

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