Officials: Plane headed to LI crashes into Hudson Valley home, killing 2

Posted: Updated:

An aircraft headed to Long Island crashed into a Hudson Valley home Saturday and killed two people, officials say.

The twin-engine airplane was scheduled to land at Republic Airport in Farmingdale. Officials say it encountered engine trouble and went down in Dutchess County around 4:15 p.m., killing one person on board and a second person inside the home the plane crashed into.

According to state police, the Cessna airplane took off from Sky Acres Airport in LaGrangeville bound for Long Island with three men on board. They say shortly after takeoff, the plane experienced engine trouble and crashed into a house about a mile from the airport.

MORE: Small plane crashes into house in Dutchess County, killing 2

Officials say the other two people on board the plane survived with injuries, and two other people who were inside the home also survived with injuries.

Police haven't confirmed the identities of the people on board. A local private school, Our Lady of Lords, identified one of the victims as Jerry Bocker. 

 

 Editor's Note: The FAA had previously announced that the plane involved in the crash had taken off from Republic Airport. The agency now says the plane was heading to that airport.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account 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."