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Plane crashes in Elgin; pilot killed
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Two sets of caution tape secure the site of a fatal plane crash in Elgin early Friday afternoon. The single-engine plane apparently traveling from New York to Florida, crashed off Larry Jeffers Road just beyond an electric substation. The pilot's identity has not been confirmed. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
A small, single engine plane headed to an air festival in Lakeland, Fla., from Amherst, N.Y., crashed into a wooded area along Larry Jeffers Road near Elgin just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Amherst is part of the greater Buffalo, N.Y., metropolitan area. The as yet unidentified pilot, who was killed in the crash, was apparently heading to Lakeland’s SUN ’n FUN Fly-In, NTSB Public Affairs Officer Peter Knudson said during a phone call Saturday afternoon.