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.



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



The National Transportation Safety Board says the air traffic controller could not tell whether the plane had taken off, due to the poor visibility and weather conditions at the time.



Investigators say witnesses saw the plane appear out of the clouds, just above the trees, before it went down.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."