Richard Rockefeller Killed In Plane Crash Near Westchester County Airport

A great-grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, Richard Rockefeller, died Friday morning at 8:15 when the small plane he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff from Westchester County Airport. 

The Piper PA-46 went down about a mile from the airport, near Cottage Road in Harrison.

Dense fog and low visibility were reported near the airport, causing Westchester County Airport to delay or cancel several morning flights. 

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Richard Rockefeller, of Falmouth, Maine was the only person on board the single-engine plane, and the only casualty. The 64-year-old doctor and father of two was an experienced pilot, according to family spokesman Fraser Seitel.  

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