Missing plane found in White Plains after leaving New York’s JFK airport, crew dead: report

Officials said a small plane that went missing after leaving New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday night crashed before it reached its destination.

Officials said a single-engine Beechcraft A36 was found near Lai Lake. White Plains, New York, It is located adjacent to the Westchester County Airport (HPN) after an extensive search and rescue operation, according to Cleveland 19 News.

Local news station News12 reported that two crew members, a pilot and a passenger, were killed.

The plane was heading to the Cuyahoga County Airport. Richmond Heights, Ohio, But the pilot reported an engine problem about 6:15 p.m. about a mile from the Westchester County airport, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Corey.

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Airplanes park on the apron at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on January 3, 2022.

of Westchester County Airport About 39 miles north of JFK.


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Westchester Police spokesperson Kieran O’Leary said: air traffic controller After the pilot radioed them, they noticed that the plane was approaching White Plains Airport, but the pilot remained silent.

O’Leary later said a search was underway to determine what happened to the plane.

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A terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

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emergency responders, including westchester police Firefighters first searched nearby woods and reservoirs, O’Leary said.


News12 reported that officers searched wooded areas on foot while diving teams and boats searched the waters.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.