WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (WABC) — A small plane that crashed after missing in Westchester County remains in a wooded area.

The bodies of two men were found next to the plane. Officials say the pilot and passenger were members of Cleveland’s Jewish community.

Westchester County police say the plane, a single-engine Beechcraft A36, was located late Thursday night in a wooded area following a local search and rescue operation.

The plane took off from JFK and was headed to the Cuyahoga County Airport, south of Cleveland, but crashed less than two miles from the Westchester County Airport.

The FAA claims the pilot reported possible engine problems before FAA controllers lost radar and radio contact with the plane.

A crashed plane was found in the forest. Although rain and thunderstorms filled the skies Thursday evening, the pilot was still cleared by the FAA to take off from JFK.

Officials say the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating.


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