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Plane that took off from BTV crashes in northern NY

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LONG LAKE, N.Y. -

A small plane flying in support of the military crashed Thursday morning in the Adirondacks after leaving the airport in Burlington.

New York State Police say the homemade, single-engine plane with two people on board crashed into Gull Lake in the town of Webb on the western side of the Adirondacks.

The Vermont Air Guard says the civilian aircraft was flying in support of guard training exercises taking place this week over the Adirondacks. As a result, military helicopters were in the vicinity. They immediately responded and were able to rescue the two occupants. State police say the pilot from North Carolina and the passenger from Utah were not injured.

The FAA says the pilot reported mechanical problems shortly before the plane went down.

The Jabira aircraft sank in 30 feet of water.

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