2 victims and lone survivor of upstate NY plane crash identified as Connecticut residents
ESPERANCE, N.Y. — Authorities say they’ve officially identified the three people who died when their single-engine aircraft crashed and burned soon after taking off from a rural airport in upstate New York last weekend.
Matthew Coltrain, a coroner in Schoharie County, identified the victims Thursday as 50-year-old Andrew “Mike” Mydlarz and his wife, Susanne Hilgefort, both of Stamford, Connecticut, and 48-year-old Lisa Marie Quinn of New York City.
A fourth person survived last Saturday’s crash in the town of Esperance, about 30 miles west of Albany. FOX 61 has learned that he is a Connecticut businessman. Jason Klein is the president of Force3 Pro Gear, which is based in Derby. He remains in the hospital as he recovers.
The 48-year-old Hilgefort was a longtime Manhattan-based broadcasting employee of Major League Baseball. MLB officials on Tuesday confirmed the couple’s death.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the NTSB and New York State Police.