The National Transportation Safety Board investigates small plane crash

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- An investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board is at the scene of a fatal plane crash on Long Island.

Two people were killed and a third was injured in the crash in Shirley on Sunday afternoon. The single-engine, propeller plane crashed on a residential street. No one on the ground was injured.

NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway says an investigator began surveying the damage on Monday morning. It could take some time to determine a cause.

The plane went down shortly after taking off from nearby Brookhaven Calabro Airport.

Sixty-year-old Jane Unhjem, of Goshen, N.Y., died after being hospitalized with burns. Her 61-year-old husband, Erik, was listed in serious condition Monday at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Authorities withheld the name of the other person who died pending family notification.


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