Two Clarkson Students Among Three Killed in Lake Placid Plane Crash
Two Clarkson University graduate students were among the three who were killed when a plane went down just outside of Lake Placid Saturday.
State police say Kafka was flying a single engine plane. The Associated Press reports that Lake Placid Municipal Airport manager Steve Short said the plane crashed after its first attempt at landing was stopped by a plane approaching from the opposite direction.
Both planes turned away from each other to circle and attempt the landing again. Short says Kafka's plane lost power and crashed on a farm about two-thirds of a mile from the runway.
Investigators say Kafka took off from the Potsdam airport for a sightseeing tour of the Adirondacks.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Friday, August 28, 2015, Watertown, NY
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