Sheriff: Pilot critical after crash near Greene Airport

By Nicky Hickling
By Brandi Bailey

September 1, 2014 Updated Sep 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM EDT

Greene, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a plane crashed at the Greene Airport Monday afternoon.

First responders arrived on scene just after 12:15 p.m. Monday.

According to the Chenango County Sheriff's Office, the pilot, Roger Quinn, 70, of Windsor, was doing take-off and landing exercises when his plane went down in a cornfield approximately a quarter mile from the Greene Airport.

Emergency crews pulled Quinn from the burning plane.

He was transported through LifeNet helicopter to Wilson Hospital. As of Monday evening, Quinn was listed in critical condition with numerous internal injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

"There was smoke and flames obviously when it first landed. So, the first initial responders saw the smoke and stuff and came in through the farm fields and found the plane. It's fortunate that the crews there at the Greene Airport witnessed the plan go down. They rushed out and thankfully it was very quickly and they got him out of the airplane," Chenango County Sheriff Ernest Cutting said.

The sheriff's office remained at the scene until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) arrived. The FAA will lead the investigation.

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