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Debris found during search for missing plane headed to Danbury

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Debris was found during the second day of searching for a plane that went missing in New York. 

According to NYC Environmental Protection, shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday, state police found some debris in the Titicus Reservoir. DEP and state police divers confirmed that the debris included a large portion of the the body of the was found at the bottom of the reservoir. 

The plane was headed to Danbury Municipal Airport on Thursday when it went off the radar. 

The couple believed to be aboard the plane was identified as Val and Taew Horsa by their son.

"We'll see you when we get back, don't worry about me,” Eric Horsa, who is the son of Val Horsa, said.

Eric Horsa said that's how it was with his father and flying.  Val Horsa and his step mom, Taew, took off Sunday for Mississippi.

"He was always conscientious about safety.  The right amount of weight, the fuel,” Eric Horsa said.

Eric Horsa said his dad had been flying for roughly 30 years.

The 1971 Cessna was last on radar about 6 miles from the airport on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. Its disappearance prompted the search near North Salem, NY. 

Dive crews ran out of daylight, so they were not able to safely get the debris to surface and to shore before it got dark. 

Crews will return to the reservoir in the morning to continue to retrieve the debris. 

No human remains were found during the search.