Pilot Dies After Plane Crash Near Endicott’s Tri Cities Airport
A small airplane crashed near Endicott's Tri Cities Airport, resulting in the death of the pilot.
Endicott Police Chief Patrick Garey said the incident was reported at 11:18 a.m. Monday.
The crash scene was a short distance northwest of the airport property near the En-Joie Golf Club driving range.
The single-engine aircraft went down about 500 yards from an airport runway. It came down on the north side of Norfolk Southern railroad tracks between Industrial Park Boulevard and Airport Road.
Garey confirmed that the pilot had died but he did not release his name.
Endicott police, Broome County sheriff's deputies and New York State Police were dispatched to the area following the crash.
The Endicott Fire Department and Union Volunteer Emergency Squad also were sent to the scene.
A coroner was called a few minutes after emergency crews arrived.
Garey said the representatives of the state Department of Environmental Conservation responded to the scene. He said there appeared to be "no environmental concern" as a result of the crash.
The police chief said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the incident.
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