One person killed in plane crash in Albany suburb

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say one person has been killed and another injured when a single-engine airplane crashed in an Albany suburb just after takeoff.

State police say the plane had taken off from Albany International Airport when its engine stalled about four minutes into the flight. It crashed around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the southern Saratoga County town of Clifton Park, 12 miles north of Albany.

The six-seat, 1981 Beechcraft came down on a lawn between two homes in a residential section of the town and slid against a pine tree.

Police identified the pilot as 68-year-old Jim Quinn of Westerlo (wehs-tur-LOH'). He's in critical condition. Troopers say the only other person on board, 67-year-old Walter Uccellini (yoo-cehl-EE'-nee) of Albany, was killed.

The investigation of the crash is continuing.

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