Major League Baseball Executive Killed in Schoharie Plane Crash
One of the longest, tenured employees of the MLB was killed in a small plane crash in Schoharie County on Saturday.
Susanne Hilgefort worked as the senior director of broadcasting business affairs for 38 years. Her husband, Michael Mydlarz and a third, unidentified person were also killed in the accident with a fourth being taken to the burn unit of Westchester Medical Center.
From the Times Union:
The sheriff said the plane took off from the air strip called Hogan Airport, 212 Brandon Road, in the town of Esperance, and managed to stay airborne for about 1,000 feet before crashing southwest of the airport into a woody, swampy area. On Sunday, police were restricting access to a gravel, private road that runs along the air strip property named Whitetail Lane. A State Police helicopter was also stationed at the air strip, and was occasionally taking off to view the crash area.
The plane they were in, a Piper PA-28 crashed just outside of the perimeter of a private airstrip in Esperance, Saturday. The three killed in the accident were taken to Albany Medical Center for autopsies to be performed Monday to confirm cause of death.