Plane Crashes on State Route 42 Monticello and Fatal Accident in Mamakating
Story by Patricio Robayo
Photo: Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office
At approximately 12:45 pm on July 15, a single-engine plane took off from the Sussex, New Jersey airport. It then crashed on State Route 42 between Forestburg and Monticello, according to aviation records.
According to reports, the Monticello Fire department arrived on the scene and found a plane fully engulfed in flames. There are no reported injuries, and an investigation is underway on what caused the crash.
According to aviation records, the single-engine plane departed from Sussex, New Jersey airport at approximately 12:20 pm before crashing on State Route 42.
State Route 42 between Monticello and Forestburg was shut down for a number of hours as firefighters extinguished the flames from the single-engine airplane.
Editor for the Sullivan County Democrat Matt Shortall, who was on the scene, said, “The pilot reportedly escaped from the aircraft; there are no fatalities reported, but his condition is unknown at this time. The Federal Aviation Administration along with the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident along with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.”
Also, on Friday, State Route 209 in Mamakating was shut down in both directions after a fatal car accident near Kohl’s distribution center. According to reports, one driver was killed while the other driver was transported to a trauma center. The accident is under investigation.