Breaking: Sadly, authorities in Morrisville, New York confirmed the deaths of two students who perished in a plane crash Sunday afternoon. According to FoxCT, the deceased were both freshmen and enrolled at Colgate University.
Sources say Ridgefield residents, Cathryn “Carey” Depuy and Ryan Adams, both 19-years-old, were on board a Cessna single-engine airplane that crashed shortly after takeoff. Police said the area of the crash scene is in a heavily wooded area and is located only about one-half mile from Old Country Road. The aircraft had just taken off from Hamilton Municipal Airport.
— The Ridgefield Press (@RidgefieldPress) September 21, 2015
Information contained in a UticaOD report said Madison County first responders arrived on the scene of the Morrisville plane crash about 1 p.m. Two fatalities were confirmed on the scene. The remains of the plane’s occupants were transported to Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office in Syracuse.
— Tom Wellborn (@TLW3) September 21, 2015
At this time, it’s unclear why the aircraft went down. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA) is taking the lead in trying to determine the cause of the plane crash in Morrisville.
Meanwhile, all campus events are canceled or postponed until further notice in light of the tragedy. School officials have arranged for counseling services to all students, according to Colgate’s website.
Moreover, a vigil is planned for Monday to mourn the passing of the two students. The event will take place at the Memorial Chapel at 7:30 p.m.
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