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2 Pilots from N.J., Pa. killed in N.Y. Plane Collision

Authorities have released the names of the two pilots killed when their small planes collided in midair soon after taking off from the same upstate New York airport.

WAWAYANDA, N.Y.-- Authorities have released the names of the two pilots killed when their small planes collided in midair soon after taking off from the same upstate New York airport.

State police say Tuesday that 63-year-old William Clark of Matamoras, Pa., and 61-year-old Gary Delia of Sussex, N.J., were each piloting a single-engine Piper aircraft Monday afternoon.

Delia's plane clipped Clark's and both crashed into a wooded area in the Orange County town of Wawayanda. That's about 60 miles north of New York City.

Police say the men had earlier arrived at Orange County Airport in Delia's Piper Comanche.

Clark had been hired to fly a Piper Cherokee back to Sussex County Airport. Authorities say both men were en route to Sussex when the collision happened.

An investigation continues.

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