GENESEO — The pilot of the Cessna C-182 plane that crashed on the arrival day of the Geneseo Warplane Museum’s Airshow is still hospitalized with a broken back.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Timothy Sheffer, 65, was the pilot of the aircraft that crashed with two Civil Air Patrol cadets shortly after take off after it began to experience difficulty ascending causing it to crash and come to rest on its top.
The Sheriff states that Sheffer suffered serious injuries including a broken back. The Cadets were treated and released from Strong Memorial Hospital.
Members of the Sheriff’s Office Command Staff, Criminal Investigations Division, Forensic Identification Unit, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit, and Patrol Division investigated the incident on scene in conjunction and coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.