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Police: Man crashed small plane last week, didn't report to FAA


GUILDERLAND, N.Y. – Police were on the scene of a week-old plane crash in Guilderland on Saturday.

According to Guilderland Police, officers responded to 167 Gray Road for a reported plane crash, shortly before noon on Saturday.

An investigation revealed that a 1949 Piper Clipper had crashed on June 14 around 12:30 p.m. Police say the pilot, Fred Jackson, 75, was flying the plane from Hamilton, New York to a landing strip on 125 Gray Road.

Sargent Michael Minette said 75-year-old Fred Jackson was flying the plane last week and was trying to land at a nearby private airport when the plane had a mechanical failure.

"Upon investigation it was revealed that the plane ended up crashing last Saturday," said Sargent Minette.

Eugene DiCerbo was outside Saturday, June 21, when he noticed a yellow object in his trees.

"We didn't find any indications that someone was hurt in the plane," said DiCerbo.

He said one of the doors had been pinned shut, and when he didn't find anyone he contacted 911.

Jackson, the sole occupant of the plane, was not injured. Police say the man did not report the incident to the FAA or any police department.

"Very bazaar in the fact that all of a sudden you find a plane on your property," said DiCerbo.

No charges are being filed by Guilderland Police.

The FAA has since been contacted about the incident and the report has been filed. They will conduct an investigation into the incident.

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