HEARTBREAKING: Father of 7 Sent Wife a Message Before He and Pilot D .ie. d in N.Y. Plane Crash: ‘I Love You and the Kids’

Two men, who were members of Cleveland’s Orthodox Jewish community, died after their plane crashed in a rural area of New York, according to authorities.

The bodies of Benjamin Chafetz and Boruch Taub were found near their plane that crashed in Westchester County, a New York City suburb, on Thursday, WABC-TV reported.

The single-engine Beechcraft A36 was traveling from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, when Taub, the pilot, reported engine problems, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

At a press conference on Friday, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said Taub attempted an emergency landing at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, but crashed into a “heavily wooded” area nearby.

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