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Posted on: June 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Salem man injured in Argyle plane crash

Argyle plane crash

Date of Incident:  June 17, 2021 

Time of Incident: 11:06 AM

Incident Location: Argyle Airport State Route 40    

Township: Argyle 

Case #  2021-7330

 INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED:  1. David L. Klingebiel  Age: 80

    Address: Bunker Hill Rd Salem, NY

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, on June 17, 2021 at about 11:06 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Argyle Airport on State Route 40 in the Town of Argyle for a report of a plane crash with injuries.

Upon arrival, Deputies located a fixed wing, single engine Cessna with heavy front end damage that had crashed on the property of the airport. The pilot was identified as David L. Klingebiel, 80 , of Bunker Hill Road and was the only occupant in the plane at the time of the crash. Klingebiel was removed from the plane and transferred to a Lifenet Helicopter. He was flown to the Albany Medical Center with head, chest and leg injuries. 

The scene was turned over to officials from the the Federal Aviation Administration and the circumstances and cause of the crash remain under investigation.

Assisting Agencies: Argyle Fire and EMS, Fort Edward Fire, Washington County Department of Public Safety, FAA, Lifenet Medical Helicopter

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