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NTSB Releases Report On Fatal Titicus Reservoir Plane Crash

The area of the search on the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem. Photo Credit: Daily Voice
Val and Taew Horsa Photo Credit: Contributed

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a recent plane crash in the Titicus Reservoir. 

According to, the cause for the accident remains unclear.

After a week and a half of searches, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection found the plane's propeller, control panel, a firewall and parts of the engine, wings, cockpit, and tail. 

As previously reported, divers found human remains in the reservoir thought to belong to South Salem residents Val Horsa and Taew Robinson. The couple is believed to have been traveling in the plane when it crashed on Nov. 19.

According to the report, Horsa had a total of 1,940 flight hours. The remains have not yet been identified.

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