2 bodies recovered after small plane crashes off of Long Island beach

2 bodies recovered after small plane crashes off of Long Island beach

2 bodies recovered after small plane crashes off of Long Island beach

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Officials received a call Saturday afternoon about a "downed aircraft" about 1.5 miles off Indian Wells Beach.

Search efforts are continuing today for two people who remain missing after a deadly plane crash in the waters off Amagansett.

"We extend our deep appreciation to the U.S. Coast Guard and other emergency responders on land, sea, and air, including the East Hampton Town Police Department and scores of others", according to the statement posted on the social media pages of the 1770 House and Ben Krupinski Builder.

A Coast Guard spokesman said any further search would be conducted by local authorities.

Bernard Krupinski grew up in East Hampton before starting his business, Ben Krupinski Builders, there. The plane apparently lost contact with the East Hampton Airport about a mile south of the airport before it crashed, the East Hampton Star reported. "They were a larger than life couple everyone knew, loved, and respected".

She described Maerov as "an outstanding young man - very curious, well educated, well-traveled and a delight to be with". His clients included Martha Stewart and Billy Joel. Stewart issued a statement Sunday remembering the Krupinskis and their grandson as "dear friends" whom she will deeply miss.

"Sad", said resident Victor Barrera. Long after Dollard had moved on, he had remained a regular customer at the restaurant.

Saturday's deadly crash marked the second small plane crash on Long Island in a week. A small plane crash in Melville on Wednesday killed a Pennsylvania stunt pilot.

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