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