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Pilot Uninjured After Crashing Plane in East Quogue

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | October 23, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 102321100

E QUOGUE, NY - On October 23rd at approximately 1:00 P.M., Southampton Town Police Communications Division received an emergency call for a downed plane in the area of County Road 104, East Quogue. The pilot took off from Easthampton Airport and was traveling west when he experienced engine failure and attempted to make an emergency landing at Gabreski Airport, but was unable to make the runway and crashed into some shrubs. The pilot, a 75-year-old male from NYC, was unharmed. Southampton Town Patrol units and detectives initially responded to the scene, along with New York State Police, who are handling the investigation in to the crash.

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