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3 New Jersey men OK after plane crashes in Adirondacks

Friday, February 22, 2013
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— Authorities say three New Jersey men have been rescued after spending several hours in frigid conditions when their small plane crashed in the Adirondack Mountains.

State police say the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Lake Placid. Forest rangers initially headed to Nye Mountain based on coordinates provided by the men.

By 11 p.m., they realized that was the wrong location and the actual crash site was at nearby Big Burn Mountain. Rangers reached the site around 2 a.m. Friday and evacuated the men by snowmobile.

The men, all in their 50s and from Westfield, N.J., weren’t injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Vans RV-10 experimental aircraft departed from Somerset Airport in Bedminster, N.J, and was headed to Lake Placid Airport when it crashed.

 
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