A Long Island plane crash has left two people injured as the FAA investigates the cause.
The pilot and passenger on board a single-engine plane that crashed in a residential neighborhood in Bayport, Long Island, were treated at Stony Brook University Hospital on Sunday night, ABC7 reported, adding that both were expected to survive.
“This is nothing short of a miracle — both that the airplane did not hit any houses and any other individuals,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini was quoted by ABC7. “We’re talking about a Sunday evening at 7:00. Clearly, people could be out and about.”
The plane, a Piper 28, was headed to upstate New York when it had engine trouble, authorities stated to The Associated Press. It was returning to the Bayport Aerodrome when it crashed.
Local firefighters rescued pilot Scott Clifford, 34, and passenger Michael Rome, 65, from the burning plane, the AP added.
"In an unbelievable display of heroism, [they] were able to take the pilot and the passenger out of the plane," said Police Commissioner Sini said to ABC7.
The FAA and NTSB were investigating the cause of the crash, ABC7 added.