World News – United States – 1 dead, 2 injured in small plane crash in New York


A woman died and two others, including the pilot, were hospitalized in critical condition when a small plane crashed into a concrete jetty in New York’s Queens neighborhood on Sunday after- noon, said the New York Fire Department

FDNY tweeted on Sunday evening that crews remained at the pier where the single-engine seaplane crashed at around 3 a.m. local time

FDNY said witnesses reported seeing the plane travel « pretty fast along the water, jumped twice and hit the pier » Officials said there was no risk explosion or fuel FDNY said the crash investigation would be turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration and the New York Police Department

The identities of the victims were not immediately disclosed FDNY said the pilot resided in Queens and may have attempted to land No one on the ground was injured in the crash

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« We thought it was a truck accident or something, then my cousins we got out and saw the plane, « said a resident at the station. » It looked like a semi-trailer truck driving through my room, « another person said

FDNY said a Good Samaritan on a jet ski helped passengers and was able to pull two people out of the wreckage

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News from the world – United States – 1 dead, 2 injured when a small plane crashed in New York City



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