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Small Plane Crashes in East Patchogue, Pilot Killed

Plane crashes in flames on Camille Lane Tuesday morning.

Smoke rises from the scene of a plane crash in East Patchogue Tuesday morning. Photo via Twitter/@edelgado2234
Smoke rises from the scene of a plane crash in East Patchogue Tuesday morning. Photo via Twitter/@edelgado2234

The pilot of a small plane that crashed in an East Patchogue backyard Tuesday morning was killed, police said. 

The private single-engine plane left Republic Airport in East Farmingdale at 8:50 a.m. and crashed into a backyard at 51 Camille Lane at about 9:05 a.m., police said. 

The pilot, Hanan Shoshany, 53, of Jamaica, Queens, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No one on the ground was injured. 

Members of several fire departments including Hagerman, North Patchogue, Brookhaven, Bellport and Medford responded to the scene.

The plane was bound for MacArthur Airport and it nearly slammed into a room where a mother was caring for her baby, NBC New York reported

A witness told FIOS1 that he believes the pilot strategically steered the plane between houses to avoid further destruction. 

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, according to its Twitter feed. The plane was a Columbia LC-41, the NTSB said. 

Courtney Ann June 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM
I saw the fire trucks rushing to this on my way to work this morning.
Raquel Merrill June 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM
camille lane has no luck isn't this same st were there was a deadly house fire many years back?
Mimi Alt June 17, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Omg I knew it...I heard what sounded like a plane going down ...right over my house going toward Patchogue ...I guess I was right....so sad
James Michael Muratore June 17, 2014 at 09:45 PM
What kind of plane was it? If its anything related to a V35B Bonanza with a v-tail, I wouldnt be suprised.
annette kattau June 18, 2014 at 09:13 AM
right by my house other side of La Bonne VIe...my thoughts on this is that about l mile and a half away a little northesast of this crash stands the Caithness I gas fired electric power plant what if he had gone down there and they want to build a second one Caithness II...right next door. HIs was an accident but we are such a target for terrorism with one plant and now a second..that was all I could think about yesterday before I knew what actually happened...


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