Officials identify 4 victims in small plane crash in Armonk
Officials have identified the victims in the plane crash that killed four in Armonk yesterday.
Officials say Keith and Lisa Weiner, their 14-year-old daughter Isabel, and her friend, 14-year old Lucy Walsh, all from Manhattan, were killed in the crash.
Investigators say the aircraft, manufactured in 1980, was taking off from the Westchester County Airport when the pilot radioed back indicating engine trouble and declaring an emergency. The pilot tried to return to the airport but crashed about one-half of a mile away from the runway.
Authorities say its landing gear and wing flaps were still in the "up" or retracted position. The engine of the plane remains intact, following the crash, and the fire that followed.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the investigation could take months, as authorities look into the pilot's flying history, aircraft maintenance records, and the environmental conditions at the time of the crash.
The wreckage could be removed from the crash site within the next 24 hours, according to officials.
Small plane crashes in Armonk; 4 killed