Longtime MLB worker, spouse among 3 killed in NY plane crash

ALBANY, N.Y. — Major League Baseball says one of its longtime employees and her husband were among the three people killed when their small plane crashed in upstate New York last weekend.

An MLB spokesman says Tuesday that 48-year-old Susanne Hilgefort and her husband, Michael Mydlarz, died Saturday when the plane crashed about 30 miles west of Albany.

Hilgefort was MLB’s senior director of broadcasting business affairs based at the commissioner’s office in Manhattan. She had worked for MLB since 1994.

The single-engine plane Hilgefort and Mydlarz were in crashed into a wooded area soon after taking off from a private rural airport. A third person died, while a fourth is in a New York hospital burn unit.

Authorities haven’t released the victims’ names.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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