4 injured in small plane crash at upstate New York airport

Posted at 6:19 PM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 20:10:57-04

LE ROY, N.Y. — Four people were injured when a small plane crashed on takeoff from an airport in upstate New York.

A small plane crashed Sunday in Le Roy, New York, a city about 30 miles southwest of Rochester, officials said. (Le Roy Fire Department)

The owner of Le Roy Airport, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Rochester, says the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza came down Sunday at about 3 p.m.

Owner Raymond Detor Jr. says the plane was already in the air when it crashed. The cause will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The fire department and ambulances responded within minutes and took the injured to a local hospital. Their condition was not immediately available.

Detor did not know the flight destination.

Le Roy Airport is small and privately owned, but available for public use — especially for any overflow from the Greater Rochester International Airport about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast.