NTSB recovers engine part of Rockefeller plane

NTSB recovers engine part of Rockefeller plane

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In this April 12, 1999 file photo, Dr. Richard Rockefeller speaks at a news conference in Portland, Maine. Rockefeller was killed in a plane crash on June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) In this April 12, 1999 file photo, Dr. Richard Rockefeller speaks at a news conference in Portland, Maine. Rockefeller was killed in a plane crash on June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
The wreckage of a plane that crashed in Westchester. Dr. Richard Rockefeller died in the crash. (MyFoxNY.com photo / Ti-Hua Chang) The wreckage of a plane that crashed in Westchester. Dr. Richard Rockefeller died in the crash. (MyFoxNY.com photo / Ti-Hua Chang)

PURCHASE, N.Y. (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 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 in Purchase, New York.

According to the Journal News , the plane has been taken to an undisclosed location and will be transferred to a storage facility in Delaware.

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.

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