August 21, 2014
SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) - A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman
says a small plane has crashed into New York's Mohawk River with
three people aboard, and at least two have died.
FAA spokesman Jim Peters says the Piper Cherokee went down near
Scotia around 2:30 p.m., shortly after taking off from Mohawk Valley Airport. Scotia is about 20 miles northwest of Albany.
The third person's condition isn't known. Peters says the single-engine plane sank in about 30 feet of water, and divers are searching to see whether anyone else was aboard.
Peters says the plane is registered to Kolath Airlines Inc. of Bear, Del. A woman who identified herself as Kolath's registered agent said she didn't know about the crash and has been unable to contact anyone with the company.
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