PD: 3 CT residents die in LI plane crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

PD: 3 CT residents die in LI plane crash

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Authorities say the aircraft had taken off from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and was headed to Robertson Field, an airport in Plainville, Connecticut. (WCBS) Authorities say the aircraft had taken off from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and was headed to Robertson Field, an airport in Plainville, Connecticut. (WCBS)

Police have identified the three people killed in a plane crash on Tuesday in New York.

A single-engine plane crashed in Syosset around 3:45 p.m. Police said all three people on board died in the crash.

Police said the pilot 66-year-old David C. Berube, 49-year-old Dana E. Parenteau and 32-year-old Benjamin Bridges, all of Bristol died in the crash.

Authorities say the aircraft had taken off from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and was headed to Robertson Field, an airport in Plainville, CT.

The plane crashed near a school in Syosset, New York. On Wednesday, police said there was a wide-spread area where debris from the plane was found. There were about five different crash sites in a 1/3 of a mile area, according to officials. 

The plane suffered an “unknown problem” before the crash.

Officials said the plane started to break apart while it was in flight. The emergency call was made while the pilot was over JFK in New York. 

The crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. This investigation is expected to be a six to 12 month long investigation. 

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