A single-engine aircraft crashed close to an airport in White Plains, New York, on Thursday night after it reported engine failure and subsequently misplaced contact with air visitors management, officers stated.
Based on the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot of the Beechcraft A36 reported “engine issues” round 6:15 PM native time whereas it was a couple of mile from Westchester County Airport.
The FAA stated the aircraft was initially reported lacking after air visitors controllers misplaced “radar and radio contact” with the aircraft.
U.S. Coast Guard informed CBS Information late Thursday evening that Westchester County police believed the aircraft might have crashed into Lake Rye, adjoining to the airport.
The company stated a Coast Guard helicopter was set as much as search the realm from the air, however was unable to fly because of climate.
The FAA stated the aircraft took off from John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport in New York Metropolis and was certain for Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio.
A spokesperson for Westchester County informed CBS Information that the aircraft left JFK at 4:58 p.m. native time with not less than two individuals. The spokesperson added that the pilot reported low oil strain to air visitors controllers at Westchester County Airport.
A spokesperson for the district stated that search and rescue efforts are persevering with.
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