Barrington, NY – Plane Crash Kills Jewish Doctor from NJ

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    Chesed Shel Emes on sceneBarrington, NY – A small plane crash has killed an emergency room doctor from New Jersey who was flying to work at a hospital in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region.

    Yates County Sheriff Ronald Spike tells local media that Dr. Michael S. Lippe (LIH’-pee) of Mahwah, N.J., was partially thrown from the plane when it clipped some trees, lost a wing and tumbled into a wooded area in the town of Barrington, about 50 miles south of Rochester.

    He said the 56-year-old pilot was alone in the single-engine plane, which left Essex County Caldwell Field Airport just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. It crashed a few minutes before its scheduled arrival at Penn Yan Airport. Authorities say there was freezing rain and sleet in the area.

    Lippe was married with four daughters. His family asked to make sure no autopsy should take place. Chesed Shell Emes with full crew on the scene To prevent bizayon hames, and to get the body released as soon as possible.

    Federal aviation safety officials will investigate.

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    1. For all those comments that say oy vey havent we learned from the past with small aircrafts….. Well maybe i should refresh your memories just 3 days ago there was nebach a tragedy in Monsey with a frum woman coming out of a store (and was basically still by the door) and someone killed her. So maybe we shouldnt go outside????? we should just hibernate indoors??? We dont know der eibershters plan but whatever it is it has nothing to do with small or big aircrafts, walking, driving in a car, etc….just stop with these non sensical comments think before you write..

      • Yes it is. He left Good Sam a while back when they “outsourced” the ER to another group of docs. The guy was really bright and a real mensch. All of the medics and EMTs respected him. This is another terrible tragedy for the Monsey area (and all of K’lal Yisroel) in less than a 48 hour period.

    2. BDE. If I am not mistaken, he was allergic to poison ivy and was very nice and calmed us down when we came in to the emergency room in Good Sam with our daughter with a severe reaction to poison ivy. He really made a scary situation much easier on us. He stayed with us until she was better and advised us on how to try to prevent it. May Hashem comfort his family in this time of tragedy. Your husband/father was a great man.

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