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1 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Off Hamptons Coast: Police

What to Know

  • A small plane crashed in the waters off the coast of the Hamptons, the Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration said

  • The plane went down in the waters off of Quogue around 11 a.m., Coast Guard Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier said

  • One body has been recovered from the water

A body has been recovered after a small plane crashed in the waters off the coast of the Hamptons, officials said.

The twin-engine Piper PA-34 plane went down in the waters off of Quogue around 11 a.m. on Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Rescuers recovered a body from the water, New York State Police said Saturday afternoon.

Local police said they believe there were three people on board the aircraft, but state police said they hadn't confirmed how many people were on the plane.

The site of the crash is three miles southeast of the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach when it crashed, the FAA said.

Emergency personnel were responding to the site of the crash, which was one or two nautical miles south of the beach, Coast Guard Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier told NBC 4 New York.

Debris could be seen in the water from Suffolk County.

It was a rainy morning as a weak weather disturbance moved through the area. It wasn't immediately clear whether rain was a factor in the crash.

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