Dutchess Plane Crash Victims Identified

(Union Vale, NY)--Two people were killed and four injured when a plane crashed into a house in Union Vale in Dutchess County Saturday afternoon.

State Police have tentatively identified those killed as 61 year old Francisco Knipping Diaz of Woodmere who was piloting the Cessna Crusader plane and 61 year old Gerard Bocker who was an occupant of the home on South Smith Road where the plane crashed. The two passengers on the plane sustained non-life-threatening injuries.House residents 21 year old Hannah Bocker was critically injured and 30 year old Sarah Bocker sustained non-life threatening injuries.The plane had just refueled at Sky Acres Airport in LaGrangeville when it experienced engine problems and crashed.

Photo: Courtesy Lagrange Fire Department via NYSP

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