The single-engine plane crashed near the Westchester County Airport around 6:15 p.m., according to the FAA.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A small plane en route to northeastern Ohio went missing Thursday night and then crashed on approach to an airport outside New York, killing two people. Confirmed by NBC New York.
According to Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Elizabeth Isham Collie, preliminary information suggests air traffic controllers lost radio and radar contact with the plane near Westchester County Airport around 6:15 p.m. , a pilot of a single-engined Beechcraft A36 reported a possible engine problem.
Corey said the plane was flying from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights. She said the aircraft lost contact with controllers less than two miles from Westchester Airport. About 39 miles north of JFK, near White Plains.
Emergency responders, including Westchester police and firefighters, combed through nearby woods and a reservoir late Thursday, but have so far found nothing, said police spokesperson Kieran. Sources told NBC New York that the two people on board were one passenger and one pilot.
“A search is underway to determine what happened to the aircraft,” he said at the time.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.
The plane was scheduled to leave JFK at 4:00 PM, but didn’t take off until 4:58 PM. The plane was scheduled to arrive at Cuyahoga County Airport at 7:03 pm.
According to registration records, the aircraft is owned by Daviation Inc. of Willoughby.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cuyahoga-county/small-plane-cuyahoga-county-airport-crashes-new-york/95-5eb12d5a-29dc-494a-91ca-b00f8775bbe8 Plane crashes in New York en route to Cuyahoga County, killing two