Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on April 9, 2021
The pilot who was killed in the airplane crash in Cattaraugus county was a well known flight instructor at the Genesee County airport. William Mandelare, of Brockport, died in the crash, which seriously injured Raymond Groetsch, also of Brockport. Groetsch, who also frequently flew in and out of Genesee County Airport, is reported in critical condition. Mandelare was 80 years old. Groetsch says that he was flying when the plane stalled on takeoff and its left wing hit the ground and caused the plane to cartwheel. The plane was a Cessna 177 cardinal.
COVID Update: Genesee county has 24 new cases and 27 people have recovered. Orleans county has 17 new cases and 10 people have recovered. There are 84 active cases in Genesee county and 60 in Orleans. In Genesee county 12 thousand 2 hundred people are fully vaccinated. In Orleans county 69 hundred people are fully vaccinated. NY is 14th in the country with 22.6 percent of the population vaccinated. NY leads the county in the most new cases per day and the 4th most deaths per day due to COVID. In totals NY has the 3rd most cases and the 2nd most deaths in the country.
The Buffalo Sabres lost to the New Jersey Devils last night 6 to 3 in New Jersey. Tage Thompson, Jeff Skinner and Victor Olofsson scored goals for the Sabres and Linus Ullmark had 32 saves. The Sabres are back at home tonight when they host the Washington Capitals.