ARMONK, N.Y.(PIX11)—Authorities are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash and burn in the tiny, Westchester County hamlet of Armonk.
Holly Baker, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), says four people were killed.
She says the accident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday; the Cessna 210 went down in a heavily-wooded area behind an office complex at 113 King St., near the New York-Connecticut border.
That's approximately two miles north-northwest of Westchester County Airport. Baker says the plane was on the way to Montauk on eastern, Long Island, from White Plains, when the pilot radioed the tower he was having problems, and was on his way back. Air traffic controllers cleared Runway 16 for an emergency landing, but the plane came up short, crashing in the woods.
Rescue crews from Westchester County, Harrison, Armonk, Valhalla, Purchase, North Castle, White Plains and Chappaqua have responded to the area, which is also in the vicinity of American Way North in Greenwich.
Authorities are investigating the accident. The names of the victims have not been released.