EAST QUOGUE, N.Y. – Oops.
On Saturday, around 1:00PM the Southampton Town Police Communications Division received an emergency call for a down plane in the area of County Road 104, town of Southampton, Suffolk County. The pilot, 75 year-old male from New York, NY, departed East Hampton Airport and was traveling to Mac Arthur when the plane, 2006 Cessna Skyhawk, experienced engine troubles.
The pilot attempted to land at Gabreski Airport and landed in the shrubs off County Road 104 south of Sunrise Highway.
The pilot was the only occupant of the plane and was uninjured.
The crash is still under investigation by NYSP, NTSB and FAA.