On July 19, 2014, at approximately 10:39 a.m., New York State Police were advised of a single engine plane crash which occurred off River Road in the town of North Elba. Lake Placid Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames after the aircraft burst into flames upon impact. The investgation has so far determined that three persons were on board the aircraft and are deceased as a result of the crash.The FAA and NTSB have been notified and are enroute to assist in the investgation. 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. Lake Placid Police and Fire Departments, as well as Saranac Lake Fire Department and New York State Police Aviation are assisting at the scene.
If anyone witnessed the crash or has any information, please call 518-897-2000.