One person was killed and two other people were severely injured after a tiny single-engine aircraft crashed into the Long Island neighborhood on Sunday Local and federal officials confirmed.
Piper PA 28 crashed in North Lindenhurst. Piper PA 28 crashed in North Lindenhurst around 3 p.m. Just short of the airport in the Republic Airport in Farmingdale, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The airport is located about 20 miles to the east to New York City.
Three of the victims were on the plane during the accident. There were no injuries found at the scene.
It crashed in an a field of brush and trees, reported Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer.
“It was a crash in a wooded region off of the Long Island Railroad tracks. It’s a buffer that runs along the tracks” he explained.
Schaffer reported that the plane made the plane a “mayday” call over the radio before it crashed.
A police helicopter took two wounded fliers to Stony Brook Hospital.
Photos posted to social media shows dark smoke rising up from the crash site in the suburbs.
The FAA and NTSB will conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash, and what was the cause of the plane going down.
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