A small airplane crashed close to Westchester County Airport Thursday night, based on the Federal Aviation Administration, killing each folks on board.
The one-engine aircraft, an A36 Beechcraft Bonanza, took off from New York Metropolis’s JFK Airport simply earlier than 5 p.m. and was en path to Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, the FAA mentioned. The pilot reported having low oil stress at 5:25 p.m., after which reported engine issues because the aircraft was a couple of mile from Westchester County Airport.
Simply minutes later, the airport in White Plains misplaced contact with the plane.
There have been two folks — the pilot and a passenger — on board the aircraft when it went down, sources instructed NBC New York. After looking out the closely wooded space for hours, county officers confirmed that the aircraft had been positioned, with the 2 folks inside.
The pilot and passenger each died in the crash, county officers mentioned. The main focus of the search was close to the northern tip of Rye Lake, on Cooley Hill Street in Armonk. The aircraft was discovered in bushes close to the airport.
The tail quantity for the plane traces again to T&G Flying Membership in Ohio. The identities of the victims had not but been launched.
It was not instantly clear what brought on the crash. The FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB) will examine. The NTSB will probably be in cost of the investigation and can present any updates.