New York plane crash kills 1, sends two people to burn unit

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NEW YORK (CNN) — One person died and two were injured when a small plane crashed Sunday into a neighborhood on New York’s Long Island, authorities said.

The injured were airlifted to the burn unit of Stony Brook University Medical Center, a spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Police Department said.

The dead and injured were all passengers on the plane, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, Kathleen Bergen, said.

The plane crashed shortly before noon ET about a mile from Brookhaven Calabro airport in a Shirley, New York, neighborhood, Bergen said. There was a fire at the crash scene, she said.

The plane was a single-engine Socata TB10, registered in Orlando, Florida, she said.

When the plane crashed it hit trees, she said. Also damaged in the crash were a car and an industrial-sized trash bin.