Pilot, passenger observed dead near Westchester
County small plane crash website identified
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (WABC) - The remains of a small plane that
crashed after going missing in Westchester County lay entangled in a wooded region Friday.
They are diagnosed as Benjamin Chafetz, 45, and
Boruch Taub, 40-12 months, both of Cleveland.
Officials say the pilot and passenger were from the Jewish community
They are diagnosed as Benjamin Chafetz, 45, and Boruch Taub
Their bodies have been removed from the scene of the accident
and already released to the family, so they can be buried in Ohio before sunset on Friday
Westchester County Police say the aircraft, a single-engine Beechcraft A36, was
delayed Thursday night in a tree-lined area following a nearby search and rescue operation.
The plane took off from JFK Global Airport shortly after 5 p.m. And headed for the
Cuyahoga County Airport, just south of Cleveland.
Shortly after takeoff, the pilot said there was a lack of oil pressure at
the same time as over New York Sound. FAA air traffic controllers lost radar and radio
Westchester County Gov. George Latimer said the plane crashed a few miles from
Westchester County Airport in Loudon Factor Woods, a 162-acre wooded region
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