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Plane crashes in Saratoga County

EDINBURG -- Emergency crews responded to plane crash in the town of Edinburg late Sunday afternoon that claimed the life of 30 year veteran of the State Police.

Saratoga County Sheriff's office received reports of an "ultra light" single engine plane down in the area of Tange Road in Edinburg shortly before 4pm.

State Police have confirmed the only occupant of the plane was the pilot, 55-year-old Timothy Cowper of Middle Grove.

Cowper was a Senior Investigator for the State Police and an experienced pilot.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.