Plane with four passengers crashes on Long Island

A small plane with four passengers crashed near the coast of Long Island, New York, today after losing contact with the airport in the area, according to local media.

They also indicate that according to the Coast Guard, two bodies of the plane were rescued while teams continue to search for the remaining passengers.

The twin-engine ship, a Piper PA-31 Navajo, crashed just before three in the afternoon, local time, about two miles from the coast, near the Indian Wells beach of Long Island, according to the data provided by the Guard Coastal to the press.

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.

Using ATVs search and rescue workers combed the shoreline Sunday, as more tumult in the Atlantic pushed the search westward.

“There’s some serious riptide,” said local surfer Scott Holmes as he passed by the site. “Everything in the water is going west and it’s going to be traveling pretty fast.”

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate and determine the causes of the accident.

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