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Sunday's plane crash victims identified

Cause of wreck still under investigation

Recovery crews hoist the Piper Cherokee plane from the Mohawk River on June 15.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Recovery crews hoist the Piper Cherokee plane from the Mohawk River on June 15.
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An Amsterdam doctor, a hotel group owner and an 11-year-old boy were identified Monday as the victims in the weekend plane crash into the Mohawk River. Mathai Kolath George, 41, of Rexford, his son George Kolath, 11, and St. Mary’s Hospital doctor Krishnan Raghavan, 52, of West Glenville, were killed when their small plane crashed just after takeoff Sunday afternoon. George was licensed as a student pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration, records show. George ...


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localyokel
June 15, 2009
6:07 a.m.

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The story in the Times Union is infinitely better than the one above. They give more details about who the people on the plane were. The Gazette needs to do a better job.

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/sto...

smilefamily
June 15, 2009
6:32 a.m.

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Very sad considering the gazette is a homegrown paper!
Such a sad story.

totalpackage003
June 15, 2009
6:43 a.m.

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Bits and pieces of a story...Harding should concentrate on our "real world" and not worry about Mayor Thane....

RCordone
June 15, 2009
5:06 p.m.

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You all must be reading something different than I. The Times Union did better on pictures and the sequence graphic was nice but the Gazette IMO had better details about the victims and they posted the details sooner.
My only criticism is that the Gazette should have had a photographer at the Glenville Boat ramp when they loaded the plane onto a trailer from the barge. They could have gotten a much better photograph of the plane from Freeman's bridge.( 1 1/2 minutes away from the Gazette offices)

localyokel
June 16, 2009
12:22 p.m.

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RCardone: You most definitely were looking at an improved and expanded Gazette story at 5:06 pm Monday night. The story the other three posters saw at the crack of dawn on Monday was much sketchier.

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