11 October 2021
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
 

  
 
 

PRESS RELEASE
 

UPDATE: The pilot of the helicopter was Arthur Charych, age 73 of Setauket, NY, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no passengers on board. The helicopter he was operating was a 2007 Robinson R44 Rotocraft. This is still an ongoing investigation.

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Orange County- October 10, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. New York State Police have responded to State Route 218 in the town of Cornwall for a report of a downed helicopter. State police confirm that a helicopter crashed near Storm King Mountain near State Route 218. One person is deceased at the scene. State police are assisted at the scene by State Fire, local fire departments and forest rangers. 

This is an ongoing investigation.

 

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