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(NEW YORK) — The son of philanthropist David Rockefeller was killed Friday when his small plane crashed north of New York City.

Richard Rockefeller was piloting a small plane when it crashed just after takeoff from Westchester County Airport Friday morning.

Rockefeller was reportedly en route back to Maine after visiting his father for his 99th birthday.

Richard Rockefeller was a doctor, a father of two, and the great-grandson of Standard Oil founder JD Rockefeller.

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