Another plane crashes in Colton
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:34 am

Above is the wreckage of the airplane that went down in Colton on Saturday. Photo submitted by Derek Bradley.

A second airplane in less than a month crashed in Colton on Saturday.

St. Lawrence County sheriff deputies say central dispatch received a 911 call around 4:16 p.m. that the aircraft was down about a half mile from the Colton hamlet.

The Maule 235C left Tupper Lake around 3:30 p.m. and the engine failed about a half hour later.

The pilot, Daniel Palmateer, and co-pilot, Matthew Clemente, made an emergency landing in a meadow. Neither were injured, deputies said.

State troopers and first responders from Colton, South Colton and Pierrepont were also on scene.

There is an ongoing investigation into the incident, deputies said.

This is the second plane crash in Colton in a month. A May 3 crash in the same area claimed the life of a pilot.