Plane Crash

Officials say three people were killed when their small plane crashed in upstate New York.

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She joins us to talk about the new novel, her magnificent career, and how much she likes working in her bookstore.

Officials are expected to begin the task of raising the wreckage of a vintage World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot.

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A single-engine GILES 202 aerobatic plane that was practicing Friday afternoon for the Stewart Airport air show scheduled for this weekend, crashed killing the pilot.

State police say a civilian plane has crashed in the Adirondack Mountains, killing four people aboard.

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Richard Rockefeller Dies In Westchester Plane Crash

Jun 13, 2014
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A family spokesman says the pilot of a small plane who died in a crash in Westchester County Friday morning was Richard Rockefeller, great grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.

Pilot Dies In Small Plane Crash In Westchester

Jun 13, 2014
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Authorities say the pilot of a small plane has died after crashing near the Westchester County Airport Friday morning.

Authorities say a small plane that was forced to land on an Adirondack lake last week had lost its propeller in midair.

State police tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the privately owned, single-engine Jabiru was flying at about 6,500 feet last Thursday when the propeller came off. The pilot managed to crash-land the plane in Gull Lake in northern Herkimer County.

He and his passenger were rescued soon after by New York Air National Guard helicopter crews flying to Fort Drum.

The plane went down in Gull Lake in the Herkimer County town of Webb,  about 60 miles northeast of Syracuse.

State police say the two people on board weren't seriously hurt.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that two New York Air National Guard Blackhawks were on a training mission when mayday calls came in about the accident at about 9 a.m. Thursday and helped rescue the two people.

 The helicopters took them to the U.S. Army's Fort Drum to be checked out.