Plane crash kills 2 in Suffolk County, Long Island

MATTITUCK, Long Island (WABC) -- Two people were killed when a plane crashed in Suffolk County, Long Island Saturday.

The victims have been identified as Robert Mark, 66, and Susan Quagliano, 57, who both lived at the same address in Oakdale.

The six-seater aircraft had left MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma at 9:00 a.m. en route to New Bedford, Massachusetts when it encountered mechanical problems.

The Beechcraft Bonanza A36 came down on the North Fork in Mattituck at the Harbes Family Farms Field around 9:15 a.m., according to the FAA.

Firefighters, police officers and rescue personnel arrived at the scene within minutes and put out the ensuing fire.

The plane was severely damaged, said Shelley LaRose-Arken, the airport's commissioner.

The official cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Riverhead Police said Sound Avenue will be closed between Herricks Lane and Aldrich Lane during the investigation.



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