Pilot Uninjured After Crashing Plane in East Quogue
By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | October 23, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 102321100
Photo by SABELLA/ON SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 PLANE CRASH ON LONG ISLAND
Photo by SABELLA/ON SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY 2021PILOT WAS NOT HURT AND WALKED OUT OF PLANE
Photo by SABELLA/ON SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 HIT FENCE AND BUSHES JUST OUTSIDE AIRPORT GROUNDS
Photo by SABELLA/ON SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 PLANE WAS SHORT BY 1/4 MILE
Photo by SABELLA/ON SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 PILOT JUST MISSED A BUSY ROADWAY
Photo by SABELLA/ON SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 PILOT IN VEST CALLS FRIENDS
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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