Small plane crashes in waters off Hamptons


A small private plane crashed in the waters off the Hamptons coast Saturday morning, and a search and rescue operation is underway, officials said.

The plane went down in Quogue at around 11 a.m. — and “a small debris field has been found,” according to a Coast Guard spokesman.

The crash occurred about three miles southeast of Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, an FAA spokesman said.

Three people were aboard the aircraft, Newsday reported. 

The make and model of the plane have not yet been confirmed.

A Coast Guard boat crew, the Suffolk County Marine unit, the Air National Guard, and a commercial diving salvage company were responding, according to the spokesman.

In June, a small plane with four people aboard plummeted into the Atlantic about a mile off of Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett.

“Builder to the Stars” Ben Krupinski and his wife Bonnie Bistrian Krupinski, both 70; their 22-year-old grandson, Will Maerov; along with pilot Jon Dollard, 47, were killed in the crash.

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