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Small Plane Crashes Off Long Island Coast; 2 Dead, 2 Missing

A small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Amagansett, New York, on June 2nd.

The incident happened when the Piper PA-31 Navajo plane was carrying four people, including the pilot Jon Dollard, 47, famed Hamptons home builder Ben Krupinski, 70, his wife, Bonnie Bistrian Krupinski, 70, and their grandson, Will Maerov, 22.

As of June 3rd, only two bodies had been recovered. However, all four occupants of the plane are presumed dead.

Piedmont Airlines Flight Returns to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Piedmont Airlines flight PDT-4868 had to return and make an emergency landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York, on May 16th.

The plane took off for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but had to return shortly afterwards after a light bulb in the cockpit started emitting smoke.

The plane landed back safely. All 40 passengers and 3 crew members remained unharmed.

Helicopter Crash-Lands on Long Island; No Injuries Reported

A 2006 Robinson R22 Beta helicopter made a crash-landing near West Riviera Drive and West Alhambra Avenue in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, on January 27.

The incident happened after the helicopter, carrying two people, lost power while returning to the Republic Airport. According to Frank Delia, of the Academy of Aviation, “It was a standard training flight…They were coming from the south practice area, which is off the south shore of Long Island, on their way back to Republic Airport after a successful training flight.”

Both people aboard the aircraft, including the pilot Joseph Lombardo, 26, and his student Ming Chen, 26, remained uninjured.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Duplin County

emergencyA small plane made an emergency landing on Highway 11 near Garland King Road in Duplin County, North Carolina, on December 21.

The pilot Richard Kenny said he was forced to land on the highway after his plane ran out of fuel. He was heading from Long Island, New York, to Orlando, Florida, at the time.

The plane hit a highway sign while landing. No injuries were reported.

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