NTSB wraps up on-site plane crash investigation in East Patchogue

Police and firefighters are responding to the scene

Police and firefighters are responding to the scene of a plane crash into the yard of a house in East Patchogue on Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014, a Suffolk County fire official said. (Credit: James Carbone)

EAST PATCHOGUE - NTSB investigators say it is still too early to determine what caused a single-engine plane to crash into a backyard in East Patchogue Tuesday morning.

They say the pilot, 53-year-old Hanan Shoshany, of Jamaica Estates, was in the air for a total of 13 minutes before experiencing complications.

The Columbia 400 aircraft narrowly missed a home on Camille Lane at around 9:05 a.m., but caused an exterior house fire that was extinguished by first responders. Three people inside the home were able to escape safely. Shoshany was killed on impact.

NTSB investigator Allison Diaz says their goal at the crash site today was to gather the perishable evidence, such as the wreckage path and ground scarring. Investigators say they will also be looking into Shoshany’s training, experience and medical history. Their investigation will include the plane’s maintenance history, environmental factors and air-traffic control communications.

Shoshany is heard on his radio saying that he had no visibility moments before his plane went down. The FAA says the plane took off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale and was heading to Islip's MacArthur Airport.

The plane wreckage is being held in a hangar at MacArthur for further investigation.

Diaz says a preliminary report on the crash is expected in 10 days.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised to 1 AG Sessions to MS-13 on LI: We are coming for you
Sen. Phil Boyle is pushing to make it 2 Sen. Boyle pushes to ban posting violent acts on social media
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions was met 3 Protesters gather as AG Sessions speaks on LI gang violence
Some residents in Syosset and Woodbury are concerned 4 Syosset, Woodbury residents concerned over new cell towers
Schools districts on Long Island and across the 5 Schools warn parents about Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.