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2 Dead After Small Plane from JFK Airport Crashes in Westchester County
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a small airplane that was flying near the Westchester County Airport on Thursday evening had a fatal accident and killed both passengers on board. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the single-engine jet, which was an A36 Beechcraft Bonanza, took off from New York City’s JFK Airport just before 5 o’clock in the afternoon and was headed to Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio.
At 5:25 p.m., the pilot reported that there was low oil pressure, and then, when the plane was approximately a mile away from Westchester County Airport, the pilot reported that there were engine problems. After only a few minutes, the White Plains airport was unable to make touch with the aircraft.
Two planes came dangerously close to colliding at JFK airport, prompting an inquiry by the FAA (Dailymotion). According to sources who spoke with NBC New York, there were only two individuals on board the plane at the time it crashed; the captain and a passenger.
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Officials from the county reported that the jet had been found after several hours of searching the densely wooded area for it. They also confirmed that the two individuals were still inside the plane. According to the officials from the county, both the pilot and the passenger were killed in the accident.
On Cooley Hill Road in Armonk, close to the most northern point of Rye Lake, the search party concentrated their efforts. The aircraft was discovered hidden in the woods close to the airport. The T&G Flying Club in Ohio is where the tail number for the aircraft was originally registered. The names of the victims had not been made public at the time of the report.
The factors that led to the collision were not immediately apparent. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will conduct an investigation. The inquiry will be handled by the NTSB, which will also be in charge of providing any updates.
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