U.S. Coast Guard


Authorities: Body Found After Small Plane Crashes In Ocean Near Hamptons

October 13, 2018 - 4:22 pm

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- A small plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Hamptons Saturday morning, prompting a search and rescue mission throughout the area.

Newsday reported that authorities from Southampton Town, Quogue, the Coast Guard, State Police, Suffolk County police and the Air National Guard began searching the area for survivors.

Authorities recovered a body from the ocean at around 4 p.m. The identity of the deceased was not revealed.

Two others are reportedly missing and the Coast Guard will continue its search efforts.

The aircraft debris was originally discovered by a surfer at around 11 a.m. A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Airport Authority later confirmed the crash to Newsday.

The plane left Connecticut’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport and landed at Danbury Municipal Airport on Saturday morning before taking off again. It crashed into the waters about a mile off Quogue.

The Coast Guard said the search party included a 45-foot boat, an 87-foot cutter and a 110-foot cutter to search the water. A dive team was also assembled.

One aircraft was recovered and the National Transportation Safety Board will examine it.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.