Sunday, September 4, 2016

Incident occurred September 04, 2016 in Fenton, Broome County, New York

TOWN OF FENTON (WBNG) -- A small plane crashed in the woods at Chenango Valley State Park Sunday morning after having engine failure.

Park officials told Action News the crash happened Sunday at around 10:45 a.m.. 

Authorities said the pilot of a plane lost control of the aircraft after the engine started sputtering.

A park manager said the plane crashed 100 yards west of the Chipmunk Bluff Loop One area of the park and that the pilot did not suffer from any injuries.

"It was short after take off that he had said the engine started sputtering on him,” Chenango Valley State Park Manager Micheal Boyle said. “He had a little bit of time to find a safe location. He was shooting for a part of the park that he could see from the air that was more clear. Unfortunately he could not get to that location before the tree line hit his plane."

A few of the crews on scene included the New York State police, New York State Park Police, and the Broome County Sheriff's Department.


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