NTSB: Low visibility a possible factor in plane crash near Westchester County Airport that killed Richard Rockefeller

More details have been released in the investigation into the small plane crash near Westchester County Airport that killed a member of the Rockefeller family.

Richard Rockefeller was killed in a small plane

Richard Rockefeller was killed in a small plane crash earlier this month in New York. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

YONKERS - According to an NTSB report, poor visibility and a possible medical condition may be some possible factors behind the small plane crash near Westchester County Airport that killed a member of the Rockefeller family.

As News 12 has previously reported, the plane crashed in a Harrison neighborhood minutes after takeoff, killing 65-year-old Richard Rockefeller, the great-grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.

Experts say that while mechanical error can't be ruled out yet, all signs so far indicate that the cause of the crash was not a plane malfunction.

The report's findings indicate that the plane's engine was functional, and the aircraft had its full annual inspection a week and a half before the crash.

The NTSB investigation is now shifting to Oklahoma City, where it could take about a year for the agency to complete its full report.

 

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