FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two New York college students are dead following a plane crash in northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday night.
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Investigators said the single-engine plane hit some trees while taking off from an airport in Sterling Township.
Three SUNY Farmingdale aviation students were on the flight.
Pilot Patrick Sheridan, a 34-year-old from Long Beach, and Casey Falconer, a 19-year old from New Hyde Park, were killed. The lone survivor was 21-year-old Evan Kisseloff, of Oceanside, officials said.READ MORE: Illegal Motorbike Riders Strike Again, This Time Attack 76-Year-Old Man In Inwood Park
“Our campus is in shock and we are all trying to come to grips with this tragedy. Our hearts are with the family and friends of the two students who died,” Farmingdale State College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Patrick Calabria, said in a statement.
The plane was not owned by the college and they were not flying for SUNY at the time of the crash, 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer reported.
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