Small plane crashes into woods in East Farmingdale, Long Island

EAST FARMINGDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- A small plane crashed into the woods on Long Island.

The plane took off from Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Sheldon Way, Westhampton Beach, and crashed in East Farmingdale near Route 109 after reportedly losing power.

According to the FAA, the Mooney M20R crashed as it approached to land on Runway 1 at Republic Airport around 4 p.m. Saturday. The plane crashed approximately one mile south of the runway.

Only the pilot was on board the plane at the time - he suffered minor injuries, and is expected to be okay.

The FAA and NTSB are working to determine the cause of the crash.

Part of the Southern State Parkway is shut down due to emergency vehicles.

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