EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (CBS) — Two people are dead when a small plane crashed off the coast of Long Island, CBS New York reports.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the Piper PA31 Navajo aircraft went down around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, approximately two miles off the shore near Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett.READ MORE: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix Many, CBS 2 Investigation Finds
The Associated Press reports four people were on board.
The Coast Guard said two bodies have been recovered from the crash scene about a mile and a half south of East Hampton.READ MORE: Neighbors Alarmed After Rash Of Robberies In Lakeview; Police Patrols Increased Along Southport Avenue
Capt. Kevin B. Reed told the AP that Coast Guard officers are “stricken by this loss.”
East Hampton Police identified the pilot as 47-year-old Jon Dollard, of Hampton Bays, and the passengers as 70-year-old Bernard Krupinski, 70-year-old Bonnie Krupinski and 22-year-old William Maerov, all of East Hampton.MORE NEWS: Alsip Woman Still Fighting For Change To Rules After Getting Snow Route Ticket, Despite No Sign About It