Three die in plane crash near Lake Placid
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:58 am

NORTH ELBA – Three people were killed Saturday after a single engine plane crashed off River Road in the Town of North Elba, according to state police.

The Lake Placid Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames after the aircraft burst into flames upon impact.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and are assisting in the investigation.

Essex County Coroner Francis Whitelaw has been notified and responded to the scene. The cause of the crash and the identities of the deceased are pending further investigation, police said.

The Lake Placid Police Department, Saranac Lake Fire Department and state police are assisting.

Police have anyone who witnessed the crash or who has any information about the flight are asked to call 518-897-2000.