Skydiving plane carrying 6 crashes in western NY

August 2, 2010 9:35:49 AM PDT
Authorities say a skydiving plane crash near Buffalo, N.Y., has left one person in critical condition. Five others are stable.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the Frontier Skydivers plane crashed while taking off this afternoon on a grass runway at the club's airfield in Newfane, about 35 miles north of Buffalo.

Helicopters and ambulances carried crash victims to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

Frontier Skydivers safety and training adviser John Huber says the plane was a Cessna 185. He referred further questions to the sheriff's office.