Weather delays NTSB investigation into Purchase plane crash that killed Dr. Richard Rockefeller

A member of the prominent Rockefeller family was killed in a small plane crash this morning in Harrison, New York. (6/13/14)

PURCHASE - The stormy weather has delayed the NTSB's investigation into a single plane crash that left the pilot dead.

Pilot Richard Rockefeller, a doctor and the great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, was flying back to his home in Maine after celebrating his father's 99th birthday. Minutes after takeoff, the plane went down in a wooded residential area on Cottage Avenue in Purchase. Officials say fragments of the plane were scattered over a 300-foot area.

Westchester County Airport Manager Peter Scherrer says they did not have any indication of any problems and did not receive a mayday distress call from Rockefeller. Scherrer says the weather was very foggy Friday morning, making it not optimal for flying.

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Officials say it was remarkable no fire sparked from the crash since the plane had a full tank of gas.

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