Pilot in plane crash dies from injuries
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The pilot of the plane that crashed in Saratoga County two weeks ago has died from his injuries at Albany Medical Center.
James Quinn, 68, of Westerlo had been hospitalized in critical condition following the crash on Aug. 15. The single engine plane went down in the yard of a home on Van Vranken Road in Vischer Ferry, shortly after taking off from Albany International Airport.
Walter Uccellini, 67, of Albany was killed in the crash.
Officials believe engine problems with the Beechcraft Bonanza are to blame, but the crash remains under investigation.
The two men were business partners in the United Group, a development company based in Troy, and were heading to Plattsburgh when the plane went down.
The United Group released the following statement:
"It is with great sadness we confirm the passing of Jim Quinn, the vice-chairman of the United Group of Companies. For two weeks Jim fought valiantly to stay with us - an effort that perfectly summarizes his character. He was a long time confidant of Walter, a trusted source of knowledge, and a man unafraid of asking the toughest of questions. Perhaps it is most fitting that Jim will be remembered over the long term as a man that put aside his own safety to ensure that no one was injured two weeks ago during the plane crash. He was an honorable man to the end, a man who will truly be missed. Please keep his entire family in your thoughts during this difficult time.”