WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Four people were critically injured in a plane crash in Dutchess County Friday. Those flyers have now been identified as relatives of a New York congressman.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney tweeted Saturday afternoon that the four people on board the small plane were part of his extended family.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunmen Wanted After 10 Shot In Front Of Queens Business; 'A Brazen, Coordinated Attack'
Yesterday, members of our extended family were critically injured in a small plane crash. Thankful to the 1st responders & the medical teams working to treat our family’s injuries. Randy & I ask that you keep them in your prayers this weekend. https://t.co/mx1lWkf0uS
— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) July 20, 2019READ MORE: In Wake Of Corona, Queens Shooting, Mayoral Candidates Adams, Sliwa Offer Plans To Combat NYC Gun Violence
The aircraft went down in a wooded area in Wappingers Falls. The plane was traveling from Ohio to Rhode Island when it reported a “low fuel emergency” and crashed about a mile away from the Hudson Valley Regional Airport.
Rescue crews managed to get everyone out and to nearby hospitals.MORE NEWS: NYC Homecoming Week Concerts Set To Go On Sale Monday
Rep. Maloney also thanked first responders and asked the public to keep his family members in their prayers.