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Press Release - Aircraft incident / Skydiving injury

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On April 23rd, 2017, at 12:50 PM,  Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to 2562 Parish Rd Ovid NY--( Ovid Sky Diving ), for a report of an injured person. A small 1957 Cessna 182A single engine craft was reported to have had a possible mechanical problem, resulting in  a low power situation . The pilot attempted to get back to the Ovid Airport but was unable to reach it, and had to make a soft field landing, in a plowed field, just north west of the Ovid Airport. The plane traveled a short distance, apparently caught in the rough terrain and then flipped over before coming to a rest on its top. The pilot, Conner Carey, age 22, of Parish Rd., Ovid, N.Y, got out of the flipped plane on his own and walked back to the Ovid Airport. He was checked at the scene and then transported by South Seneca Ambulance  to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre PA, where he was treated and released.   Deputies also discovered that just prior to the aircraft incident, Perry Sickler 49 of 210 Day St ,Endicott NY was sky diving from the involved plane and suffered minor injuries while attempting to land on his feet after a jump. Sickler was transported by Trumansburg Ambulance  to the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca  for treatment.The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Ovid Fire at the scene.  The Seneca County Sheriffs Office remains on scene, and will be assisting the FAA in the ongoing investigation.

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