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Friday, November 18, 2011

Plane Crash Victims Names Released

Plane Crash Victims Names Released

State Police at Coudersport have released the names of the victims of the crash of a 2 engine private plane into a garage at 300 Johnson Road in Harrison Township on Thursday at 4:19 pm.

Three of the victims were transported by ambulance to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. A fourth victim was airlifted from the Charles Cole Hospital Helipad to a trauma center for treatment of serious injuries.

Their names are:

Pilot--Paul Anticola, 62, of 42 Pheasant Run, Lancaster, NY;

Passenger #1--Keith Edward Zittel, 51, of 6002 Girard Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY;

Passenger #2--David William Kennedy, 47, 3288 Brookfield Lane, Hamburg, NY;

Passenger 3--Paul Brian Seegar, 44, 5184 Oakwood Srive, North Tonawanda, NY.

The plane was returning from New Castle , Delaware, en route to Buffalo, NY airport when they encountered engine trouble and crashed into the second floor of an unoccupied garage. All four were able to extricate themselves from the plane and exit the barn before flames consumed both the plane and barn.

Once the fire was extinguished and the scene secured, the Civil Air Patrol out of Wellsboro assumed control of the scene. FAA officials will be conducting an investigation.

Assisting at the scene were Tri-Town, Harrison, Westfield, Genesee Fire Depts, Tri-Town, Genesee, Clymer (Sabinsville) and Valley Comnmunity (Osceola) Ambulances, Medic 6, Medic 1, Medic 700 (Wellsville), and Potter County EMA. Other departments mobilized for standby assignments were Willing (NY), Galeton and Coudersport Fire, and Mercyflight.

State Police have no further information.


Anonymous said...

Glad everyone made it out alive! Oh and Osceloa is spelled Osceola :)

Solomon's words for the wise said...

Thanks for proofreading.