FAA: Small plane crashes near airport with 4 on board in Wappingers Falls

WAPPINGERS FALLS, New York (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating after a small plane crashed less than a mile from an airport as it attempted to land Friday afternoon.

The incident was reported as the Piper PA46 was on final approach into the Hudson Valley Regional Airport around 2:30 p.m., the FAA said.

The plane was traveling from Ohio to Rhode Island when the pilot reported a low fuel emergency. The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing but crashed near the airport, officials said.

The pilot, 50-year-old David Scott, was taken to Westchester Medical Center by helicopter in critical condition.

His passengers, 50-year-old Tara Scott, 20-year-old Jocelyn Scott and 17-year-old Ryan Scott were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The conditions of the pilot and passengers are not known.

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro released the following statement:

"We have been notified of a plane down east of the Hudson Valley Regional Airport with reported four passengers on board. The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response is on the scene assisting New Hackensack Fire Department. Our office is on scene and monitoring the situation to provide necessary assistance. The Department of Emergency Response will provide updates as soon as they are available."

The FAA will investigate.

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