Small plane crash in a Long Island neighborhood that resulted in one death and two injuries.InternationalIndiaAfricaMary ManleyThe plane appeared to have narrowly missed a few suburban homes in a Long Island neighborhood before it crashed and burst into flames. At least one person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a plane crashed in a Long Island neighborhood in the US state of New York on Sunday. A single-engine Piper PA 28 plane crash landed near several homes in North Lindenhurst at around 3 p.m. local time (20:00 GMT).
Plane just crashed right near me wtfff at lindenhurst ny pic.twitter.com/ZerL9oUduD
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The plane crashed just short of its destination at the Republic Airport in Farmingdale, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. Three people were onboard at the time of the crash. One of those persons has died and two others have been seriously injured. No other people were injured during the crash, Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Shaffer said.
Plane, likely a Cessna hit the trees and exploded missed house at end of block by maybe 200 ft. Headed to republic airport. Saw 2 people one all bloody out of the plane, fire EMS police all here.. choppers.. sure to be on news12. Thank god it missed the houses. pic.twitter.com/3Mp91JKQ3u
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Two of the injured persons were flown in a police helicopter to Stony Brook Hospital. “It crashed in a wooded area off of the Long Island Railroad tracks. It’s like a buffer that runs along the tracks,” Shaffer said. He added that the plane had given a “mayday” call via radio before crashing.A video from a doorbell camera captured the terrifying incident. Ken Defreitas, who shared the video, said the crash sounded like a car backfiring.
BREAKING NEWS: A small plane crashed in Lindenhurst near 5th Street and North Wellwood Avenue. News 12 sources say one person has died.
📸Video Credit: Kenny DeFritas
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The cause of the accident is under investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.