BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a six-seat skydiving plane clipped trees and crashed in the woods while taking off this afternoon from an upstate New York airfield.
One person was critically injured and five others suffered less serious injuries.
Federal and local authorities say the Frontier Skydivers plane went down around 2:20 p.m. after taking off from a privately owned grass runway at the airfield the club uses in Newfane, about 35 miles north of Buffalo.
Helicopters and ambulances carried the crash victims to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.
The single prop plane was a Cessna 185.