Skaneateles, NY Private Plane Crash, Feb 1991


Skaneateles, N.Y. (AP) -- A mother and father were killed, but their young son escaped with minor injuries Thursday when a twin-engine plane they were riding in crashed through heavy fog, authorities said.
KENNETH M. JAHN, 36, and his 34-year-old wife MARGARET, of Ellicott City, Md., were killed when the plane he was piloting struck a tree, the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department said.
Their 7-year-old son, MATTHEW, was thrown from the wreckage. He was taken to University Hospital in Syracuse with minor abrasions, said Deputy D. R. Evans.
JAHN was trapped in the plane, a Beechcraft Seneca 2, and had to be cut free by rescue personnel, Evans said. He was transported to University Hospital where he died a short time later.
MRS. JAHN was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sheriff's deputies said the family flew into the Skaneateles Airport Tuesday to visit relatives in nearby Auburn. They were heading home Thursday.
The plane took off at 10:30 a.m. and was flying over Skaneateles Lake when JAHN decided to turn back because the area was blanketed with fog and it was raining, said sheriff's spokesman Robert Burns.

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