Forest Rangers respond to Delaware County plane crash


New York State Forest Rangers responded to a request for search assistance for a plane crash in the area of Herrick Hollow Road, in the town of Tompkins, on June 30, according to a press release issued to Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Police Officers,

Working with DEC police officers, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware County Emergency Management, New York State Police, and numerous volunteer fire departments. Between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., crews found pieces of the wings and tail. At 5:30 p.m., Ranger Jason Seeley helped organize additional search crews and found more pieces of the plane. At 8:35 p.m., Rangers and DEP officers found the rest of the wreckage and determined all five people on board were deceased. The following day, Rangers returned to the scene to assist other agencies. The subjects were extricated and turned over to the coroner.