Plane crash in Cattaraugus County

OLEAN — An airplane crash was reported Friday evening near the Olean Airport.

Firefighters from the town of Ischua in Cattaraugus County were notified of the crash around 7:15 p.m. According to county dispatch audio, the pilot was being checked on by EMS personnel; the severity of injuries wasn’t known.

The plane involved was a fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.

The crash took place about 100 yards from the end of the runway at the airport. No fire was reported at the crash site.

Utility task vehicles from neighboring fire departments were summoned.

Efforts were made to close the airport due to the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration was also notified.

No further information was available by press time Friday night.


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