Wreckage of deadly plane crash removed from woods in Armonk

The New York City Environmental Protection Press Office says a helicopter helped crews remove all the sections of the plane from DEP property.

News 12 Staff

Jan 24, 2023, 5:39 PM

Updated 508 days ago

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The wreckage of a deadly single-engine plane crash has been removed from a heavily wooded area in Armonk today.
The New York City Environmental Protection Press Office says a helicopter helped crews remove all the sections of the plane from DEP property. The DEP had jurisdiction because the land contains New York City water supply reservoirs. It has taken longer than usual to remove the wreckage because of the remote nature of the crash site.
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Last Thursday, pilot Boruch Taub and passenger Ben Chafetz were flying back to Cleveland from John F. Kennedy International Airport when Taub reported an engine oil problem 30 minutes into the flight.
It went down 2 miles from the Westchester County Airport, killing both Taub and Chafetz. The plane crashed at Louden Point, just about 2 miles away from the runway they were being guided to.
The NTSB wrapped up its on-scene phase of the investigation this weekend. It also removed the engine of the plane and sent it to the plane's manufacturers for a more detailed examination.
A preliminary report is expected in the next 10 to 12 days. A full report is not expected for at least a year.


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