The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to report to the scene of a plane crash in Edinburg. YNN's Maria Valvanis has more on the crash that killed a New York State Police investigator.
EDINBURGH, N.Y. -- A supervisor for the New York State Police was killed in a plane crash on Sunday.
Timothy Cowper, 55, was a supervisor for the New York State Police. According to officials, he encountered some mechanical errors.
"It was an ultralight plane that appeared to have experienced some type of mechanical difficulty, and ultimately crashed near the vicinity of Tange Road," said Major Steven James, New York State Police.
Troopers said Cowper had taken off from the Plateau Sky Ranch, and was heading towards Perth Landing Strip. They said Cowper's one seat aircraft was designed to do various stunts he was licensed to do.
"He was experienced at it, so I'm sure it was leisure time. I expect he engages in it quite often," said Major James.
Cowper lived in Middle Grove and came from a family of law enforcement and military members.
"At least there's some solace in it, knowing he went after what was enlightening for him," said Major James.
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to arrive Monday to begin its extensive investigation. However, police say it could take weeks before a cause is determined.