Small plane crash kills Rockefeller

Friday, June 13, 2014
By George Hatcher

The weather in White Plains was foggy and rainy when a Piper Meridian single-engine turbo prop missed a residence and crashed on a horse farm near Westchester County Airport, killing the pilot, Richard Rockefeller. Rockefeller was a doctor who had just celebrated his father’s 99th birthday. Weather may have been responsible for the accident. Rockefeller did not report a mayday.

There was no one else aboard.

The debris field covered a hundred feet. Rockefeller was 64 years old, and leaves behind two adult children and a wife.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating. The crash occurred on Friday June 13th.

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