Two people survived an emergency landing Friday afternoon when their small twin-engine aircraft went down in Yorktown, witnesses told News 12.
The pilot executed a "safe forced landing," according to the FAA. Helicopter footage from News 12 shows the aircraft where it came to rest in a field, with its damaged right wing resting on the grass.
The pilot and passenger were flying a BE36 Beechcraft Baron toward Westchester County Airport when they lost radio contact at 4:20 p.m., according to the FAA. It was unclear where the plane took off from, and no information was released about the condition of the survivors.
The plane landed on the campus of the IBM Watson Research Center at Pinesbridge Road, witnesses told News 12. One witness said she heard the engine sputtering as it approached overhead.
Fire officials could not be reached for comment.
The aircraft is owned by Mark Ehrenzeller of Hopkinton, Mass., according to FAA records. The plane was manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft Company in 1996, records show.
A woman who answered the phone at Ehrenzeller's home said she had no comment.