One killed, one critically injured in upstate NY plane crash

09:13, June 29, 2011      

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One person was killed and another suffered traumatic arrest in the fiery crash of a light plane on Tuesday adjacent to the Dutchess County Airport in the U.S. state of New York, officials said.

"A single engine Cessna 172 was doing touch and go practice landings and crashed short of the runway," an FAA spokeswoman in New York City told Xinhua News Agency. "I can confirm one fatality and one person taken to a local hospital."

The inbound aircraft, carrying two people, crashed shortly after noon U.S. eastern time near New York state Route 376 onto property next to the airport, at 47 Nicholas Road, New Hackensack, NY, Sgt. Jonathan Hughes of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office in Poughkeepsie told Xinhua.

The aircraft burst into flames on impact, the New Hackensack Fire Department responded and took the injured to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, the sergeant said.

This nearby Hudson River city is about 120 kilometers north of New York City.

Further details were not immediately available.

Source: Xinhua
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