One particular person was killed and two others have been severely injured in a aircraft crash Sunday afternoon on Lengthy Island. Photograph courtesy of East Farmingdale Volunteer Hearth Firm/Fb
March 5 (UPI) — A small aircraft crashed on method to a Lengthy Island airport Sunday afternoon, killing one particular person and injuring two others, officers stated.
The aircraft with three folks onboard crashed at round 3 p.m. in Lindenhurst, situated close to New York Metropolis, because it approached Republic Airport in Farmingdale.
East Farmingdale Volunteer Hearth Firm stated in a statement that first arriving models discovered the aircraft off Wellwood Avenue on the finish of fifth Avenue, with an preliminary evaluation that the plane and boats within the neighborhood have been on fireplace and that there have been “a number of sufferers.”
Two folks injured within the crash obtained remedy on the scene earlier than being transported by police helicopter to Stony Brook College Medical Middle with extreme accidents, it stated.
The Federal Aviation Administration identified the plane as a privately owned single-engine Piper PA 28 with three folks onboard.
Footage of the crash taken by a Ring doorbell digicam that was obtained by News 12 reveals the aircraft flying very low to the bottom earlier than bursting into flames on influence.
Suffolk County Police Division Chief of Detectives John Rowan instructed Information 12 that Republic Airport air visitors controls had obtained a name from the plane’s pilot regarding smoke within the cockpit shortly earlier than it went down.
The reason for the crash is below investigation by each the FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board.