BEACON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some local historians were in the Hudson Valley Saturday morning, hiking to a site they feel is worthy of attention and respect.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, if you make the hike up Mount Beacon, you’ll still find remnants of a plane that crashed nearly 70 years ago.

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“There were shredded pieces of metal. I just remember this plane hit Mt. Beacon 175 – 200 miles an hour,” said David Rocco.

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Rocco is part of a group trying to shine some light on the plane’s history.

“The goal here is to do two things: is one honor the six Navy servicemen who were killed and we want to bring attention to this beautiful memorial park,” Rocco said.

The park is located in Fishkill, Haskell reported.

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The plane was traveling from New Jersey to Rhode Island when it crashed on a rainy November night in 1945.