TOMPKINS – A Buffalo man is dead following a plane crash yesterday afternoon in the Town of Tompkins, between Walton and Deposit in Delaware County, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police.
According to a spokesperson for the NYC DEP, a resident of in the Town of Tompkins reported seeing a small plane flying low, then heard an explosion around 3:30 p.m.
Daniel P. Drew, 65, was the only occupant of the 1975 twin-engine Cessna, which crashed on Readburn Road just north of the Cannonsville Reservoir which supplies drinking water to New York City.
The NYC DEP was involved in responding to the crash due to the location.Officials say the flight was traveling from Niagara Falls to Teterboro airport in New Jersey.
The investigation has been handed over to the NTSB and FAA who will determine the cause of the crash.