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1 Killed as a small plane on Long Island: Officially



One person was killed when a small plane fell down on Long Island on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a Huntington City representative, the two-seat single-seater crashed at 2:00 pm on Northcote Drive near Melville's Spagnoli Road.

It is not clear if the person who died was aboard the plane.

According to one aviation source, the aircraft involved in the crash was a T6 Texan, a World War II high-performance trainer. The plane was outside Republic Airport and was considered a SkyTyper aircraft that was part of the canceled Jones Beach Air Show last weekend.

Photos posted by Lauren Peller on Twitter showed firefighters fighting at the crash site against a burning airplane.

Peller said the plane crashed right outside her house. No houses were damaged.

Police and fire departments react to the scene.


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