1 Dead in East Hampton – NBC New York

One person died in a small plane crash on Long Island Thursday, authorities say.

East Hampton police responded to a call about the crash off Springy Banks Road, on the water’s edge of Three Mile Harbor, around 12:30 pm They found a single-engine plane with one person aboard.

The pilot, identified as 57-year-old Kent Feuerring, of Sagaponack, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and Suffolk County medical examiner’s office are responding, East Hampton officials said.

They described the crash as a “tragic accident.” Witnesses reported seeing what appeared to be a wing that broke off the fuselage before the plane spiraled downward into the water, according to East Hampton Town Police.

The NTSB confirmed it was assisting in the investigation and tweeted the crash involved a Seamax M-22.

Anyone with information is asked to call East Hampton detectives at 631-537-7575.

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