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Close call at Penn Yan Airport Thursday night

At about 6:20 PM Thursday evening the Yates County 911 center received word that a Piper Lansing was loosing altitude and attempting to make it to the Penn Yan airport. Dispatchers quickly sent the fire department and available deputies to the area to search for the plane. Within five minutes a deputy did spot it on approach from the direction of Bluff Point.The plane, registered by the FAA to Randall W. Bledsoe, landed safely at the airport and was confirmed by tail number to be the correct plane. This short five minute scare was not but a week and a half since the crash of a replica Glen Curtiss airplane crashed in a cornfield off 14A south of Penn Yan.Story by Wilson Simmons, Samuel’s Yates County Gazette

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