Williamsport, PA Private Plane Crashes, Mar 1982


Williamsport, Pa. (AP) - A single-engine plane crashed into a mountainside and burned Sunday while approaching an airport in light fog and drizzle, and six people were killed, authorities said.
The Cessna 210 crashed five or six miles west of the Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport about 11 a.m., said Marvin Snoddy, facility chief at the airport.
He said light drizzle, fog and low clouds limited visibility to 1.5 miles as the airplane made its approach to this north-central Pennsylvania area.
Snoddy said he did not know why the plane had crashed. Other planes
had landed at the airport Sunday before and after the crash, he said.
A flight plan filed in Spring Valley, N.Y. said there were six people aboard the plane, said state police in Montoursville.
The pilot was DR. DAVID SHEINKIN, 43, from Suffern, N.Y.
Police and airport officials said they had no identifications and police at the scene said the bodies were burned beyond recognition.
The plane took off at 9:45 a.m. from the Ramapo Valley Airport in Rockland County, N.Y., said Eugene Flood, public information officer at Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Pantagraph Bloomington Illinois 1982-03-22