22 June 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Lee is investigating an Ultralight plane crash that occurred at approximately 8:26 a.m., at 4931 Lee Valley Road in the town of Lee, Oneida County.

The preliminary investigation has revealed 66-year-old Ronald S. Richards Jr. from Blossvale, NY was operating a single-engine Ultralight when he appeared to have an engine failure and crashed the plane into the roof of an unoccupied building.

Mr. Richards was transported via Mercy Flight to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with injuries to his legs.  He is listed in stable condition. 

State Police was assisted at the scene by Lee Fire Department and Amcare Ambulance.


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