Cleveland community mourns 2 men killed in New York plane crash

Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 8:36 AM EST
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WHITE PLAINS, New York (WOIO) - Officials in Westchester County provided an update Friday on a plane crash that killed two people from the Cleveland area.

The victims were identified by officials as Benjamin Chafetz and Boruch Taub, both of the Cleveland area.

A service was held Friday afternoon for Chafetz at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel in Cleveland Heights.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the plane took off Thursday from John F. Kennedy International Airport and was headed to the Cuyahoga County Airport.

CBS affiliate WCBS reports that crews discovered the victims and the plane near Rye Lake in White Plains.

According to the FAA, the plane went down Thursday evening near the Westchester County Airport.

Officials noted that hundreds of first responders came to the scene.

The flight crew reported a possible engine issue with the single-engine Beechcraft A36 aircraft ahead of the crash, the FAA said.

The plane is a six-seated airplane with tail No. N19MT.

According to the FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board will lead the crash investigation.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.