Plane crash in Northern NY kills 2, including former NFL player

Published: Oct. 2, 2023 at 7:08 PM EDT
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Former NFL tight end Russ Francis, a three-time Pro Bowl selection with the New England Patriots who won a Super Bowl with the 1984 San Francisco 49ers, was killed along with another aviation enthusiast when the single-engine plane the two men were in crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in upstate New York, authorities said Monday.