Small plane

Small plane crashes in Westchester County after leaving JFK airport

Two crew members were found dead after a search and rescue operation to find the aircraft that lost contact with the White Plains airport
A small plane crashed near the Westchester County Airport Thursday night, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

At the time of the report, a search and rescue operation was carried out to find the plane and anyone on board.
The single-engine plane, a Beechcraft A36, took off from New York City’s JFK Airport and was headed to the Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, according to NBC NY.

The pilot reported engine trouble one mile from the Westchester County Airport shortly after 6 p.m. and shortly thereafter, the White Plains Airport lost contact with the aircraft.


Shortly after 11 pm, some media reported that the plane was found among the trees in the area, and that its two occupants were dead.
The FAA initially reported that local personnel were conducting search and rescue efforts to find the plane, which was still missing, as well as the two people on board.

Government sources with direct knowledge of the incident said the plane seats a maximum of six people.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide updates.

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