WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (WABC) — Two people were found dead inside a small plane that crashed after going missing in Westchester County Thursday night, police said.

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A local search and rescue operation is underway after a plane carrying at least two people lost contact with air traffic controllers and crashed in Westchester County on Thursday, officials said.

The single-engine Beechcraft A36 crashed after the pilot reported engine trouble about one mile from the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, according to preliminary FAA information.

Westchester County police said at least two people were on board the six-passenger plane.

They said the plane left JFK International Airport just before 5 p.m. and was headed to the Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

Around 5:25 p.m., a call was made to Westchester Airport to report low oil pressure. Five minutes later, the police reported that the airport had lost contact with the plane.

A local search and rescue team is looking for the plane.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate.

This is hot news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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