Small Plane Crashes Near Westchester County Airport: The Federal Aviation Administration reports that a small plane crash killed both occupants on board Thursday evening near Westchester County Airport.
According to the FAA, the single-engine aircraft, an A36 Beechcraft Bonanza, departed from JFK Airport in New York City just before 5 o’clock and was heading to Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio.
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When the jet was approximately a mile from Westchester County Airport, the pilot first reported low oil pressure at 5:25 p.m., followed by engine trouble. The White Plains airport lost communication with the plane only a few minutes later.
According to sources who spoke to NBC New York, two persons were aboard the aircraft when it crashed: the pilot and a passenger. After spending hours searching the densely forested area, county officials said that the plane had been found along with the two occupants.
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According to county officials, the crash claimed both the pilot and the passenger. The search was concentrated on Cooley Hill Road in Armonk, which is close to Rye Lake’s northernmost point. Near the airfield, the plane was discovered in some woods.
The aircraft’s tail number originates with Ohio’s T&G Flying Club. The victims’ identities had not yet been disclosed. What caused the crash was not immediately apparent. There will be an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA. The inquiry will be in charge, and the NTSB will give any updates.