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Plane Crash in Westchester County Was Caused By Damaged Engine

A damaged engine has been blamed for the plane crash in Westchester County.

According to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, a small plane that crashed as it approached a New York airport last month, claiming the lives of two people on board, was caused by a damaged engine. The investigation reveals that the damaged engine led the aircraft to bleed oil.

Investigators revealed that a hole was found in the top of the crankcase, and fresh oil at the bottom of the fuselage. This is believed to be the cause of the plane’s poor flying on January 19 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

According to CBS News, the plane went silent after broadcasting “Mayday.” The pilot had radioed air traffic controllers that the plane was approaching the White Plains airport with a “dead cylinder.” It was later found in a heavily-wooded area near Rye Lake by search-and-rescue crews.

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