ARMONK -- A small plane that had just taken off from Westchester County Airport Saturday afternoon crashed into a heavily wooded area in Armonk, NY.
On Saturday evening, Federal Aviation Administration Holly Baker confirmed all four people on board the Montauk bound crash died.
According to The New York Post, the victims were identified as Keith Weiner, 63, Lisa Weiner, 51, Isabel Weiner 14, and Lucy Walsh, 14; all from Manhattan.
The 1980 plane belonged to Wein Air Ltd. of Wilmington, Delaware, according to FAA records.
There was a small fire at the crash site, which was extinguished by the Armonk Fire Department, he said.
The plane fell behind an office complex at 113 King St., near American Way North in Greenwich.
In a statement, 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 as his destination.
According to the FAA, the pilot radioed the airport and said he had to return there.
Ferguson said the airport is open and operarting normally. He said it's anticipated the National Transporation Safety Board will investiate the cause of the accident.
The crash site is near the New York-Connecticut border, in the area of American Way North in Greenwich.
Emergency crews from Westchester County, Harrison, Armonk, Valhalla, Purchase, North Castle, White Plains, Chappaqua and Greenwich responded to the scene.
With updates from Taylor K. Vecsey on Long Island