LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — A Wood County man died Saturday morning in a plane crash in New York that also claimed the lives of his daughter and a friend.

Investigators said Fred Kafka, 63, of Vienna, was piloting the singe-engine craft that crashed near the Lake Placid Airport after apparently losing power.

Kafka was pronounced dead at the scene along with his daughter, Kathleen Kafka, 24, and Reed Phillips, 25, of Potsdam, NY. They were both students at Clarkson University in Potsdam.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigation.

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    trying to get some information on the kafka familys. obits or something a address. we are good friend of Reeds family and i would like to send my best. I lost my only daughter and no how they eel.

  • Elliott

    I knew Kathleen from school growing up. Terrible.

  • jay zoom

    god has them in his arms - bless the families for the loss of their loved ones

    • rose

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