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Two People Killed In Ridgeway Plane Crash on Townline Road

Ridgeway Plane Crash Under Investigation By FAA and NTSB

Two People Killed In Ridgeway Plane Crash on Townline Road

RIDGEWAY, NEW YORK (May 28, 2023) – Two people have tragically died in a Ridgeway plane crash in Orleans County behind a residence along Towline Road.

Orleans County officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday. A small plane crashed into the ground and parts were found scattered in the area.

Authorities believe that the pilot was giving rides to a small airport in the Town of Gaines. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims.

Sadly, two people died due to the nature of their injuries. A full investigation by the FAA and NTSB remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Ridgeway Plane Crashes

The vast majority of plane crashes that occur every year take place in private aviation. Small plains tend to lack the safety features and redundancies that commercial aircraft have. According to the National Safety Council, “The number of civil aviation deaths decreased from 452 in 2019 to 349 in 2020. All but one of the 349 deaths in 2020 were onboard fatalities. None of these deaths involved a commercial airline.” There are a number of steps that should be taken to help prevent plane crashes.

  • Planes should be properly inspected and well maintained.
  • Pilots should go through a pre-flight safety check before takeoff.
  • Planes should have enough fuel before every flight.

Mechanical error is one of the leading causes of plane crashes. If a mechanical error did lead to a plane crash, the manufacturer of the plane could face civil liability. The family of any person that is killed in a plane crash may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any plane crash.

Investigating New York Plane Crashes

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the two people that died in this Ridgeway plane crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Do you need more information about a Ridgeway plane crash? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.


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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.