4 Dead in Small Plane Crash in NY’s Adirondack Mountains

August 8, 2015 Updated: August 8, 2015

LAKE CLEAR, N.Y.—Authorities say a small plane has crashed in the Adirondack Mountains, leaving four people dead in the fiery wreckage.

New York State police and the Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday the Piper PA-46 plane went down around 6:30 p.m. Friday in the woods a half-mile northwest of the Adirondack Airport in Lake Clear. It’s about 50 miles south of the Canadian border.

The identities of the dead have not been released.

National Transportation Safety Board senior investigator Robert Gretz tells reporters the plane crashed shortly after takeoff, but it’s not yet known what went wrong.

He says the plane was registered to someone in the Rochester area.

Franklin County Sheriff