Debris found in search for missing aircraft in North Salem

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Crews found debris Friday in their search for a plane that disappeared on its way to Connecticut and may have gone down in a reservoir in northern Westchester, state police said.

As it approached the runway at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, a 1971 Cessna headed to Danbury Airport lost contact with air traffic control, state police said. Its last known radar contact would place it just south of the Titicus Reservoir.

Debris was found in that reservoir early Friday and is believed to be from the missing Cesna, state police said. Divers from the NY State Police and the Department of Environmental Protection are scouring the water for more signs of the plane.

The number of passengers riding the plane or where it originated is unknown.

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