Sunday's tragic accident in North Collins was the second time in two years that two planes collided in the skies above Western New York with deadly results. That made us wonder: How often do plane accidents take lives in New York?
More often than you might think, as it turns out, though fatalities overall have trended down. The sharpest spike you'll see in the chart below is because of Sept. 11, 2001.
The National Transportation Safety Board keeps track of such accidents in its Aviation Accident Database & Synopses database. Below the chart you'll find a searchable database of fatal accidents that took place in New York.