Cassadaga native dies in plane crash near Denver

BRIGHTON, Colo.(WIVB) – A Southern Tier native has died  in a single engine plane crash just outside of Denver, Colorado.

According to Denver media reports the pilot was Cassadaga native, Wade Howard Tefft, 41, an experienced pilot.

Tefft was a pilot for Mountain Aviation Private Jet Charter.

His single engine plane was spotted by residents as experiencing engine trouble shortly before the crash on Sunday morning.  However, the exact cause of the crash is not known.

The Jamestown Post Journal reports that Tefft attended Cassadaga Valley Central School and friends have been sharing their grief on the Class of ’91 Facebook page. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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