Albany, NY Plane Crashes Into Houses On Landing Attempt, Mar 1972

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One of the first officials at the scene was Thomas O'Leary, a Mohawk vice president who lives a couple of blocks away.
He said he was watching television when he heard "a tremendous sound." A few minutes later Mohawk officials notified him of the crash and he ran to the scene.
"It was fortunate," O'Leary said, "that there was no fire and that people were being carried away alive."

Other witnesses said both of the plane's engines were shut off as the craft dived out of the overcast.
The airport spokesman said the plane would have been at an altitude of about 1,500 feet at the time the pilot said he was shutting off the left engine.

The Troy Record New York 1972-03-04

Plane Crash Victims:
ROBERT McADAMS, 44, pilot, South Hempstead, N.Y.
WILLIAM MATTHEWS, 38, co-pilot, Orange, N.J.
MERL L. GALUSHA.
DEANE HAYWOOD, Pittsfield.
DAVID L. HERDER, Pittsfield.
ROBERT D. LEYDEN.
PETER SURGENT, lived in apartment in destroyed house.
HAROLD McKEEVER.
JEREMIAH RUNDELL, Scotia.
ANTHONY PARADISE, Schenectady.
THOMAS MULLEN, Schenectady.
ANTHONY J. GIZZI, Pittsfield.
MRS. HOMER D. LAUBE, Pittsfield.

Plane Crash Survivors:
MRS. SANDRA SEGAR, stewardess, Jackson Heights, N.Y.
MARCIA ROSEN, 35, 50 Edgewood Ave., Albany, N.Y.
ROGER ROSEN, age 7.
JOSEPH ROSEN, 43.
LAWRENCE ROSEN, age 10.

Passengers:
ROBERT DELLERT, 36, 10 Laury Lane, Scotia, N.Y.
REBA DELLERT, same address.
RONALD MAJEWSKI, 29, 914 Morgan Ave., Schenectady, N.Y.
PAUL McLOUGHLIN, 26, Ballston Lake, N.Y.
FRANK DELSON, 56, Stockbridge, Mass.
THOMAS RAWLEY, 51 Huckleberry Lane, Colonie, N.Y.
JOSEPH GABRIEL, 40, Elm Grove Avenue, Troy, N.Y.
MRS. CAROLYN GABRIEL, same address.
CHRISTOPHER ALDI, 17, Patersonville, N.Y.
MARILYN CASCELLI, 25, 1187 Hillside, Ave., Schnectady, N.Y.
BOBBY HULL, 8 Heritage Parkway, Scotia, N.Y.
LAURA CARMEAN, Welton Beach, Fla.
AREN CARMEAN, infant, same address.
DR. WILLARD MYERS, JR., 35, Rexford, N.Y.
WALLACE CAMPBELL, 31, 7 Morningside Drive, Ballston Lake, N.Y.
GREG BOWMAN, 19, Dauemora, N.Y.
ROBERT BACHE, 212 Warren St., Glen Falls, N.Y.
LAWRENCE FLYNN, 414 Fly Road, Niskayuna, N.Y.
SUSAN REZEN, 24, Hammond, Ind.
RICHARD CROTTEAU, 33, Beachwood Drive, Burnt Hills, N.Y.
WILLIAM REYNOLDS, 51, RD 1, Averill Park, N.Y.
DONALD CORNELL, 1493 Wyoming Ave., Schenectady, N.Y.
Sister MARY ANN COLLINS, 25, 1600 Winter St., Augusta, Ga.
DONALD KITTLE, 44, 151 Spring Road, Scotia.
BARBARA MINCH, 28, Nassau, N.Y.
MRS. ARLEEN WEINER, Albany.
MRS. EILEEN LEYDEN, 844 Mercer St. Albany.
GORDON SNYDER, Amsterdam, N.Y.
CHRISTOPHER WAGNER, 31, South Fairfield, N.Y.
RICHARD SHULSKI, Albany area.
ROBERT McCARTHY, JR., 30, Ballston Spa, N.Y.

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Victims

Catherine (Cathy) Aldi, my neighbor and childhood friend from Pattersonville New York was killed in this crash, age perhaps 19.