NYSP Senior Investigator Tim Cowper died after crash landing just before 4 p.m. Sunday in a wooded lot in Edinburg, not far from the Batchlerville Bridge. Witnesses called 911 to say the plane had experienced difficulties. Investigators say Cowper, 55, was an experienced pilot and a 30-year veteran of the state police. He was off-duty at the time.
The FAA will investigate the cause.