Community mourns victims of Armonk plane crash

Friends and neighbors of a Piermont art gallery owner who was killed Saturday while piloting a small plane are still reeling from the news of his death.

Those who knew 63-year-old Keith Weiner say he was skilled at anything he did, whether it was framing art, piloting planes, or being a husband and father.

Weiner, a licensed flight instructor with decades of experience, can be heard on cockpit recordings calling for help after he took off from Westchester County Airport. Moments later, the plane crashed in nearby Armonk.

Weiner, his wife, Lisa, their 14-year-old daughter Isabel and her 14-year-old friend Lucy Walsh all died in the crash.

Investigators say it will take months to determine what caused the six-seat Cessna to go down.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it will release a preliminary report on the crash later this week.

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