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Inspectors find engine part of NY plane wreckage

June 16, 2014

PURCHASE, New York (AP) — Federal investigators have recovered a piece of the engine of a small plane that crashed and killed a member of the Rockefeller family in suburban New York.

Richard Rockefeller, the 65-year-old great-grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, was killed in the crash on Friday.

The Piper Meridian single-engine turboprop plane went down shortly after takeoff from Westchester County Airport. It narrowly missed a house.

According to the Journal News (http://lohud.us/1qitmIA ), the plane has been taken to an undisclosed location and will be transferred to a storage facility.

The National Transportation Safety Board told the Journal that a preliminary report was expected in seven to 10 days.

Rockefeller was heading home to Maine after visiting his father David Rockefeller, the former Chase Manhattan Bank chairman and CEO.


Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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