After taking off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday evening, the plane was never seen again.
According to Cleveland 19 News, the single-engine Beechcraft A36 was located after a considerable search and rescue operation near Rye Lake in White Plains, New York, which is adjacent to the Westchester County Airport (HPN).
Local station News12 stated that the pilot and passenger on board both died in the crash.
An FAA official, Elizabeth Isham Cory, stated that the plane’s pilot reported engine trouble about a mile from the Westchester County Airport at around 6:15 p.m. on its way to the Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio.
According to Kieran O’Leary, a spokesman for the Westchester County Police Department, In New York’s Jfk Airport’s the pilot radioed air traffic controllers to let them know the plane was approaching White Plains Airport.
O’Leary later stated that investigations were being conducted to discover what had occurred to the jet.
O’Leary claimed that first responders, including police and firefighters from Westchester, looked in the adjacent woods and at a reservoir.
According to News12’s reporting, in New York’s Jfk Airport’s people searched on foot in the woods as dive teams and boats probed the lake.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are looking into what caused the accident.