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Small plane crashes into Long Island yard; 1 dead

June 17, 2014
Associated Press

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed into the yard of a Long Island home on Tuesday, killing the only person aboard, authorities said.

People in the house appeared to be uninjured following the crash in the community of East Patchogue, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine told Newsday. A photo of the scene showed pulverized wreckage scattered next to a backyard play set.

The fire damaged the house but was quickly put out, authorities said. A two-block radius was evacuated as a precaution.

The FAA said the aircraft was a single-engine Lancair Columbia with one person was on board. It was flying from Republic Airport in Farmingdale to MacArthur Airport in Islip, the agency said.

On Friday, a small plane narrowly missed a house when it crashed north of the city, in Purchase, New York, after taking off from the Westchester County Airport. Richard Rockefeller, the great-grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller, was killed.



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