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Divers Suspend Search For Plane That Crashed In North Salem

Investigators patrol the Titicus Reservoir in their search for parts of the plane that crashed.
Investigators patrol the Titicus Reservoir in their search for parts of the plane that crashed. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Investigators on Saturday found additional pieces of an airplane that crashed into the Titicus Reservoir more than a week ago, according to lohud.com .

According to the report, divers from New York City's Department of Environmental Protection, or DEP, recovered a propeller and engine parts before suspending the search that began when the small, passenger plane crashed on Nov. 19.

The craft, which could have accommodated four people comfortably, is believed have been carrying two passengers, Val Horsa and his wife, Taew. The couple, who hail from South Salem, owned the Bangkok Restaurant in Danbury, Conn., for more than 30 years. Val Horsa's son Eric Horsa has said the couple was aboard the downed plane and perished in the crash.

Because the plane landed in a reservoir that is part of a system providing water to New York City, the search for the craft and its passengers has been led by the city's DEP.

Saturday's find comes after divers recovered human remains on Friday that officials suspect may be the Horsas. An official told the newspaper that an official identification of the remains won't be made before Monday, Nov. 30.

Read the story at lohud.com .

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