A small plane with 2 people on board crashed in upstate New York after presenting mechanical problems
The aircraft had taken off from John F. Kennedy Airport en route to Idaho. Previously, the pilot had informed air traffic controllers of low oil pressure
A small plane with 2 people on board crashed in upstate New York. (TWITTER)
A small plane with two occupants on board crashed Thursday at the height of Westchester County, in the state of New York, due to a mechanical problem, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported.
New York officials Westchester confirmed that both passengers were found without vital signs. This is the pilot of the aircraft and a companion.
The plane, a Beechcraft A36 single engine, had taken off from New York JFK Airport bound for Idaho a 5 pm local time, and half an hour later the pilot contacted the runway at the White Plains airport, in the north of the state, to report that he had engine trouble< /b>.
Immediately thereafter, its trace was lost, and it is estimated that it crashed around 6:15 a.m., according to FAA sources quoted by various local media.
The US Coast Guard said in a statement that the County police Westchester believes the aircraft may have crashed in Rye Lake, adjacent to the airport, according to CBS News.
The US Coast Guard assured in a A statement that Westchester County Police believe the aircraft may have crashed in Lake Rye, adjacent to the airport. (Shutterstock)
The pilot had reported low oil pressure to air traffic controllers, according to the aforementioned outlet.
The device has six seats, but only the pilot and another passenger were flying. The authorities deployed a search operation, according to the New York Post newspaper.
Meanwhile, aviation authorities are investigating a near miss at the John F. Kennedy of New York between a plane crossing a runway and another preparing to take off.
“Delta 1943, cancel clearance! takeoff! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance!”, declared an air traffic controller in a recording from the control tower.
Flight 1943 of Delta Air Lines , headed for the Dominican Republic, had to abort It was taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport when the other plane passed in front of it around 8:45 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement.
The aeronautical authorities are investigating an attempt to crash at John F. Kennedy airport in New York between a plane that was crossing a runway and another that was preparing to take off. (REUTERS)
The event occurred last Friday when the plane from American Airlines Flight 106, bound for London with 137 passengers on board, was proceeding down the taxiway and approached a spot where two other runways intersect perpendicularly, he told the New York Times< /i> Ross Feinstein, former spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration and American Airlines, after reviewing publicly available radar and recordings.
The Delta plane was waiting to take off on runway 4 left, which intersects runway 31 left.
In the recordings, an air traffic controller can be heard telling the US aircraft, a Boeing 777, to “cross runway 31 left”, which would require you to turn right before lining up for the exit on runway 4 left behind the Delta plane.
The pilot confirmed, “Crossing 31 left”.
Another air traffic controller told the Delta plane, a Boeing 737 , that it is cleared for takeoff. Delta pilot confirms: “Cleared for takeoff, Runway 4 left, Delta 1943″.
The event occurred last Friday when the American Airlines flight 106, bound for London with 137 passengers on board, was advancing along the taxiway and approached a place where two other runways intersect perpendicularly. (Bloomberg)
But the American flight, instead of turning right to cross runway 31 left, turned left, then right and crossed runway 4 left as the Delta began to take off, radar shows.
Brian Healy, a passenger on the Delta flight, said he initially thought the abrupt stop was due to a mechanical problem.
“There was a sudden jolt out of the plane, and everyone was pushed forward from the waist up,” he recalled. “There was an audible reaction when the brakes hit, like a gasp. And then there was total silence for a couple of seconds.”
Healy, who was traveling with her husband for their winter getaway to the Dominican Republic, said It wasn't until he was scrolling on Twitter the next day that he realized the seriousness of what could have happened on that runway.
“The pilot made the decision to share information only when necessary, and it was an absolutely wise decision, because it would have been pandemonium,” he said.
(With information from The Associated Press and EFE)