Around 8 a.m., Flight 1205 from White Planes to Fort Myers was hit by birds shortly after takeoff.
Shortly after takeoff, the pilot of the single-engine plane issued a Mayday, saying it couldn’t climb. The plane then crashed on train tracks near a former General Motors plant parallel to Routes 1 and 9 west of the airport.
The plane made a hard landing not far from MacArthur Airport with one person on board, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The National Transportation Safety Board posted preliminary findings Wednesday on its website, but no conclusions about the cause of the crash.
CBS 2 has learned the identities of the pilot and passenger recovering from what some are calling another “Miracle On the Hudson.”
The plane had 134 passengers aboard, the Federal Aviation Administration said. There are no reports of injuries.
When she woke up, prosecutors said Bawer Aksal had one hand in her shorts and another in her shirt, and whispered “Kiss me.”
Federal transportation authorities are investigating a small plane crash that killed two people and injured a third on board when the aircraft plummeted into a residential neighborhood in Suffolk County.
Russia’s ITAR-Tass news agency quoted Aeroflot spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg as saying the bomb warning came from an anonymous caller to the NYPD after the plane took off.
A small plane made an emergency landing at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Sunday afternoon.
“It was oily in substance, blackish-greenish oil. I thought it was hydraulic fluid,” said resident Artie Hughes.
A factual report is expected to be released by the National Transportation Safety Board, but a full report on the crash could take a year or more to complete.
“Four, five, six hours. People were getting crazy,” Brown told CBS 2’s Don Dahler.
Passengers on three JetBlue planes and one American Airline plane say they were stranded on the tarmac for seven hours or more after being diverted from New York-area airports.
Authorities say a man tossed wet toilet paper from a small plane onto a New Jersey athletic field as a test-run for a streamer drop at an upcoming high school football game.