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Still a mystery

Loss of power to engine blamed for fatal Clifton Park plane crash

A state police investigator takes measurements near the fuselage of a single-engine plane that crashed in the front yard of a home on Van Vranken Road in Clifton Park that killed two area business executives on Aug. 15, 2012.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A state police investigator takes measurements near the fuselage of a single-engine plane that crashed in the front yard of a home on Van Vranken Road in Clifton Park that killed two area business executives on Aug. 15, 2012.
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The August 2012 plane crash in Clifton Park that killed two local businessmen was caused by a “total loss of engine power,” a final National Transportation Safety Board report concludes. But what caused the loss of power could not be determined because of damage to the plane from the crash. The crash killed Walter Uccellini, 67, of Albany, and James Quinn, 68, of Westerlo. Uccellini died at the scene, while Quinn died of his injuries ...


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