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Four Dead in Plane Crash on Greenwich-Westchester County Line [Victims Identified]

Plane en route to Montauk, Long Island, fell into woods off King Street in New York. Pilot needed to turn back, FAA says.

Four Dead in Plane Crash on Greenwich-Westchester County Line [Victims Identified] Four Dead in Plane Crash on Greenwich-Westchester County Line [Victims Identified]

A single-engine plane that had just taken off from Westchester County Airport Saturday afternoon crashed into a heavily wooded area in Armonk, NY, with all four persons aboard killed.

A spokesman for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Farrel Sklerov, identified the victims as Keith Weiner, 63, Lisa Weiner, 51, Isabel Weiner 14, and Lucy Walsh, 14; all from Manhattan.

The plane crashed within a New York City watershed.

Chief Peter Fusco of the New York City Department of Conservation Police said there was a small fire at the crash site that was extinguished by the Armonk Fire Department.

(N.Y.C. Conservation Police protect the city's watershed areas.)

The plane fell behind an office complex at 113 King St., near American Way North in Greenwich.

Stephen Ferguson, assistant manager of the county airport, said the aircraft, a Cessna 210 Centurion, departed runway 34 at 1:05 p.m. and crashed approximately one mile north of the airport.

Ferguson said the plane was based at Panorama Flight Service and the pilot filed a flight plan giving , Long Island, NY, as his destination.

According to Holly Baker of the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot radioed the airport he had to return there.

FAA records say the plane's registration -- N210KW -- is assigned to Wein Air Aviation Ltd. of Wilmington, Delaware. It says the plane was manufactured in 1980.

Ferguson said the airport is open and operating normally. He said it's anticipated the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the accident.

Fusco said local authorities have not touched  the accident scene, so the bodies are still in the plane.

The crash site is near the New York-Connecticut border, in the area of American Way North in Greenwich.

Emergency responders from Westchester County, Harrison, Armonk, Valhalla, Purchase, North Castle, White Plains, Chappaqua and Greenwich responded to the scene.

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