Divers searching NY reservoir find large piece of plane

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Divers searching NY reservoir find large piece of plane.

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. (AP) — Divers searching a New York reservoir for the wreckage of a small airplane on Saturday found what appears to be a large piece of the fuselage, authorities said. New York City Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Adam Bosch said the divers attached a buoy to object at the bottom of the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem and would try to bring it to the surface on Sunday. Eric Horsa said his father was an experienced pilot and the couple was headed home to Westchester County via Danbury, Connecticut, after a short vacation in Tunica, Mississippi. Bosch said officers from the city DEP and the state police were walking the perimeter of the reservoir, surveying by helicopter and using sonar to search for debris.

As soon as searchers recover more sections of the plane, the National Transportation Safety Board will begin an investigation to determine why the plane, a 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza, crashed as it approached nearby Danbury Airport shortly before 4 p.m. The plane left Mississippi on Thursday, stopping at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Williamstown, West Virginia, for about half an hour before leaving for Danbury at 1:25 p.m.

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