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NTSB: Fog A Possible Cause In Rockefeller Crash

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Fog may have played a role in the plane crash near Westchester County Airport that killed doctor and philanthropist Richard Rockefeller, the National Transportation Safety Board said. According to the agency’s preliminary report, witnesses told the NTSB that the weather was “dark, rainy and foggy” the morning of the crash. The 65-year-old Falmouth, Maine, resident died June 13 when his single-engi ...
Full article at: CBS New York Jun 23 2014, 12:51pm CDT
 


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Remembering a Rockefeller and his gift of time

Source: Market Place

  I was deeply saddened in recent days to learn that the great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller had died. Richard Rockefeller, a physician who practiced for nearly two decades in Portland, Maine, was killed while piloting his light plane. He was 65.   Richard was a philanthropist and humanitarian whom I had the pleasure to meet during the production of a documentary film I co-produced a couple of ...
Full article at: Market Place Jun 23 2014, 6:00am CDT
 

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NTSB: Poor visibility at the time of Rockefeller crash

Source: WPIX.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators say bad weather and poor visibility may have been factors in a New York plane crash that killed a great grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. The National Transportation Safety Board’s says Saturday that Richard Rockefeller was flying in dark, rainy and foggy conditions June 13 when his Piper Meridian crashed just after takeoff from Westchester County Airport. It narrowly missed ...
Full article at: WPIX.com Jun 21 2014, 8:16pm CDT
 

Pilot Radioed For Help Before Crashing In East Patchogue

Source: CBS New York

EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A pilot radioed for help Tuesday just before his small plane crashed into the yard of a Long Island home and burst into flames, killing him. “I need your help, sir,” the pilot, identified by police as Hanan Shoshany, said in an air traffic control recording archived on the website LiveATC.net. “Heading to Islip. I don’t have visibility.” “Are you declaring an ...
Full article at: CBS New York Jun 18 2014, 10:39am CDT
 

Investigation Continues in Rockefeller Crash, Plane Parts to be Stored in Delaware

Source: The Examiner News

As the Westchester community and the country try to reconcile the tragic circumstances of the death of Dr. Richard Rockefeller in last Friday’s plane crash in Harrison, moments after takeoff from Westchester County Airport, news reports indicate it could take up to a year to complete the investigation, with a preliminary repor ...
Full article at: The Examiner News Jun 17 2014, 7:56am CDT
 

NTSB recovers part of engine from Rockefeller's plane

Source: Sun Journal

PURCHASE, N.Y. — 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, ...
Full article at: Sun Journal Jun 16 2014, 9:25am CDT
 

NTSB recovers engine part of Rockefeller plane

Source: WNYW

Federal investigators have recovered a piece of the engine of a small plane that crashed and killed a member of the Rockefeller family in Westchester County. 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 C ...
Full article at: WNYW Jun 16 2014, 6:23am CDT
 

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Rockefeller heir killed in small plane crash near New York City

Source: Asia One

WHITE PLAINS NY - The great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller was killed on Friday when his small plane crashed in fog and rain shortly after taking off from a suburban New York airport, a family spokesman and the Federal Aviation Administration said.Dr. Richard Rockefeller, 64, of Falmouth, Maine, was piloting the Piper PA-46 aircraft when it went down about 10 minutes after takeoff from Westchester County Airport in Purchase, 23 miles (37 km ...
Full article at: Asia One Jun 16 2014, 4:02am CDT
 

My Father's Day Wisdom: Kids, Don't Fly On Private Planes

Source: Forbes Real Time

On this Father’s Day, I will say something I know my three kids will always remember, because their dad says it all the time: Never fly in a private plane. I mention this today because on Friday I read about Richard Rockefeller, a ...
Full article at: Forbes Real Time Jun 15 2014, 12:49pm CDT
 



 

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