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Plane Crashes in the Town of Wappinger

Published: 7/20/2019

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Lieutenant Shawn Castano

Wappingers Falls, NY – On Friday, July 19, 2019 at approximately 2:40pm, a single engine private plane crashed in a wooded area south of Maloney Road in the Town of Wappinger.

A Piper PA 46 plane was traveling from Ohio to Rhode Island when the pilot reported a low fuel emergency to flight control who then contacted the control tower at Hudson Valley Regional Airport. The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing but crashed about a mile and a half east of the airport.

Rescue personnel were able to locate the crash site and off-road utility vehicles (UTV’s) from the Sheriff’s Office, State Police, New Hamburg Fire and East Fishkill Fire were deployed to transport personnel and equipment through the woods to the crash site.

The pilot, 50 year-old David Scott from Ohio, was extricated from the wreckage by firefighters. He was removed from the crash site by UTV and then transported to Westchester Medical Center by medevac helicopter due to his critical condition. Mr. Scott’s passengers, 50 year-old Tara Scott, 20 year-old Jocelyn Scott and 17 year-old Ryan Scott, all residents of Ohio, were removed from the crash site and transported to local hospitals by ambulance.

Sheriff Adrian Anderson said, “All of our first responders worked side by side under adverse conditions to locate and rescue the victims in this plane crash.”

The coordinated rescue operation included New Hackensack Fire, LaGrange Fire, Hughsonville Fire, East Fishkill Fire, New Hamburg Fire, EMStar, Mobile Life, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Dutchess County Department of Public Works, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, New York State Police and the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration are continuing the investigation into the crash.