Update: Airplane fire at Yates County Airport

Staff reports
Penn Yan Firefighters responded to the Yates County airport Thursday evening to extinguish a fire in this 2001 Piper.

The Yates County Fire Investigation Team and the Federal Aviation Administration are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a small airplane at the Yates County Airport Thursday evening.

At 8:22 p.m. Penn Yan Fire fighters were called to extinguish the blaze that damaged a 2001 Piper owned by Prior Aviation of Buffalo.

The Yates County Sheriff's Office reports the aircraft was flown to Penn Yan by Gary L. Stevens, 69, of Corfu, and his passenger was Kimberty M. Hanley, 28, of Buffalo.

According to information available on flightaware.com, the aircraft left Buffalo Niagara International Airport at 7:32 p.m. and arrived in Penn Yan at 8 p.m.