1 dead after small plane crashes into Long Island Sound


MATTITUCK, N.Y. (AP)– One person is dead after a small plane crashed into Long Island Sound, north of the Mattituck Inlet Monday morning.

According to Newsday, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that the single-engine plane crashed about 8:50 a.m. about seven nautical miles, which is about eight miles, north of  Mattituck Inlet.

The Federal Aviation Administration were informed by the Coast Guard that the plane was found “submerged in water” about four miles north of Mattituck.

The FAA said, “we do not know the aircraft type and the number of people on on board yet.”

They also said as of 11:15 a.m. it wasn’t clear what type of aircraft the plane is and a Coast Guard spokesman said he also could not explain the discrepancy in reports.

It is believed the pilot was the lone person aboard.

Rescue personnel from Coast Guard Station New Haven and the Suffolk County police marine unit and Southold EMTs were on scene.

The crash is under investigation by the FAA.

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