Plane Crash

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to investigate the recent string of small plane crashes on Long Island. Since the beginning of the year, seven small planes have crashed in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, more than all of last year.

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Suffolk County Police have rescued three men and the search continues for a fourth man after a small plane crashed into Long Island Sound on Saturday night.

A student pilot was flying the plane when it began to experience engine trouble. His instructor took over and attempted an emergency landing into Setauket Harbor. Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said it was officers’ bold actions that saved 3 lives.

Sgt. Paul Mercready was one of several officers that took kayaks from Port Jefferson residents to reach the victims.

NTSB Issues Report On LI Plane Crash

Aug 24, 2015
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The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary accident report on a fatal plane crash on Long Island earlier this month.

The pilot was Joseph Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach. Milo was killed when his single-engine aircraft crashed into a Long Island Rail Road crossing in Hicksville. A passenger was seriously injured.

Ebong Udoma / WSHU

The deadly crash of a private plane into two East Haven homes earlier this month, killing two children in one home as well as the pilot and his son, is raising concerns from some residents of the neighborhood close to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport.


Melinda Tuhus

About 400 people gathered Saturday evening in a park in the heart of East Haven for a vigil to pray for the family of the two children killed on Friday when a small plane crashed into their house, about a half mile from Tweed New Haven Airport.

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