2 killed when small plane crashes into house in New York area

1 month ago

Poughkeepsie news, New York news.

Two of three men who were on board of a small plane were killed following a crash in Dutchess County on Saturday.

According to authorities, the small plane crashed into a house and immediately took fire destroying the house and wounding at least one of its occupants.

The Cessna 303 took off from Orange County airport and was planning to refuel in LaGrangeville before heading to Long Island Republic Airport.

At about 4:30 p.m., the plane developed engine trouble and ended up crashing in the Union Vale, a rural community that is located 16 miles east of Poughkeepsie.

In addition to the victims, three dogs who lived in the destroyed house were considered missing though it's not clear if they were killed or just escaped.

The victims' identities were not immediately made public.