Plane crash victims are Ohio residents who were flying to Rhode Island

WAPPINGER – Authorities have released the identities of the four family members who were injured when their single-engine Piper PA 46 plane crashed into a wooded area less than a mile from the Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Wappinger Friday afternoon.

The pilot, David Scott, 50, was extricated from the wreckage by firefighters, removed from the crash scene by UTV and airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition.

His family members, Tara Scott, 50, Jocelyn Scott, 20, and Ryan Scott, 17, were taken to area hospitals by ambulance.

Dutchess County Sheriff’s Lt. Shawn Castano said the pilot reported a low fuel emergency to flight control, which contacted the Hudson Valley Regional control tower. The plane crashed as Scott was attempting to reach Runway-24 at the Wappinger airport.

Plane crash near Hudson Valley Regional Airport
First responders prepare to enter the woods to attend to the crash victims (photo: Kurt Burns for Mid-Hudson News)

The rescue operation included several area fire departments, ambulance corps and services, state and county police and emergency agencies.

“All of our first responders worked side by side under adverse conditions to locate and rescue the victims in this plane crash,” said Sheriff Adrian Anderson.


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