New York plane crash kills 1, sends two people to burn unit

Story highlights

  • Plane crashes into Long Island, New York, neighborhood
  • One person died, police spokeswoman says
  • Two people were take to burn unit
  • Three people had been on the plane, authorities said
One person died and two were injured when a small plane crashed Sunday into a neighborhood on New York's Long Island, authorities said.
The injured were airlifted to the burn unit of Stony Brook University Medical Center, a spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Police Department said.
The dead and injured were all passengers on the plane, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, Kathleen Bergen, said.
The plane crashed shortly before noon ET about a mile from Brookhaven Calabro airport in a Shirley, New York, neighborhood, Bergen said. There was a fire at the crash scene, she said.
The plane was a single-engine Socata TB10, registered in Orlando, Florida, she said.
When the plane crashed it hit trees, she said. Also damaged in the crash were a car and an industrial-sized trash bin.