Officials respond to small plane crash Saturday afternoon

Credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office

ARGYLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police say the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a plane crash at the Argyle Airport Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies located the plane, which was a 1958 Cessna Skyhawk 172, upside down, just east of the runway. Deputies located the two people who were involved in the crash as well.

Gary Townsend, 55, of Sunderland, Vermont was the pilot of the aircraft and was completing a portion of a pilot re-certification flight. Richard Bovey, 72, of Argyle, N.Y., was the instructor and passenger in the plane.

Both suffered apparent minor injuries and were checked by EMS at the scene. They declined transport to the hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the cause of the accident.

The plane suffered significant damage.

Along with the sheriff’s office, Argyle Fire Department and EMS were at the scene assisting.

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