‘I Love You and the Kids’: Heartbreaking Final Words Before Westchester Plane Crash | NBC New York
As recovery crews comb for clues into a small plane crash that killed two men in Westchester County, the heartbreaking final moments of the doomed flight are being pieced together.
The single-engine plane, an A36 Beechcraft Bonanza, took off from JFK Airport just before 5 p.m. Thursday and was en route to Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, the FAA said. Pilot Boruch Taub brought friend Ben Chafetz — a mechanic who owned a repair shop called Masterworks — to New York for a funeral.
The pair was flying home to Cleveland when a sudden emergency sprang up. The pilot reported having low oil pressure at 5:25 p.m., and then reported engine problems as the plane was about a mile from Westchester County Airport. Taub put in a distress call to air traffic control.
Lynda Baquero reports.