2 hurt after small plane crash in Bayport

The two people on board have been identified as 34-year-old Scott Clifford and 66-year-old Michael Rome, both of Orange County.

The two people on board have been identified as 34-year-old Scott Clifford and 66-year-old Michael Rome, both of Orange County. (4/11/16)

BAYPORT - Two people are expected to survive after a small plane crashed in a Bayport neighborhood.

News 12 was at the scene Sunday shortly after the Piper 28 came down around 7 p.m., narrowly missing homes at the intersection of Third Avenue and Second Street.

The two people on board have been identified as 34-year-old Scott Clifford and 66-year-old Michael Rome, both of Orange County.

Clifford, the pilot, was taken to Stony Brook Hospital in serious condition with two broken legs and a head injury.  Rome, the passenger, was expected to be OK.

Officials say it could have been a lot worse, as the plane burst into flames after crashing.

Engine failure appears to be the problem, but the FAA is now investigating.

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