Small plane makes hard landing on Fire Island beach; All passengers ok

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Friday, October 15, 2021
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The six-seat Cessna 182Q, carrying three passengers landed in Kismet, the westernmost beach community on Fire Island.

FIRE ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- A small plane made a hard, emergency landing on a beach on Fire Island Friday afternoon.

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers responded after a six-seat Cessna 182Q landed in Kismet, the westernmost beach community on Fire Island, around 3 p.m.

The pilot had a hard, nose-first landing.

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Three passengers were on board the plane.

One was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is being handled by Fire Island National Seashore.

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