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Small plane crashes near Lake Placid

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Rescuers in the Adirondacks worked through the night to get to survivors of a small plane crash.

Officials said the first call came in around 6:30 Thursday night and a rescue mission was quickly mounted. The plane went down in the MacKenzie Range near Lake Placid. The three men on board -- all from Westfield, New Jersey -- contacted authorities by cell phone saying they had suffered only minor injuries. But the men initially gave police the wrong coordinates, so the rescue attempt was set back by about four hours.

The men were finally located on top of Big Burn Mountain, about eight miles from the nearest road. They were fortunately near a snowmobile trail and rangers finally brought the men to safety at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, some nine hours after the crash.

Officials say the weather may have played a role in the crash, but the F.A.A. is investigating.

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