4 LI men hospitalized after small plane crashes

(AP) - State police say four Long Island men remain hospitalized after their small plane overshot the runway ata Hudson Valley airport and landed in the front yard of home.

Troopers say the single-engine Cessna 172N crashed at about 9:45p.m. Thursday near the Ulster County hamlet of Wallkill, 65 milesnorth of New York City.

The pilot, 48-year-old Robert Schmidt of Bayshore, and51-year-old John Brienza of Farmingdale were airlifted toWestchester Medical Center. Thirty-one-year-old Anthony Errera ofBaldwin and 42-year-old Robert Kroll of West Sayville were taken tolocal hospitals.

Kroll was in critical but stable condition. The other'sconditions aren't immediately available Friday morning.

Federal aviation officials say the plane crashed while trying toland at Kobelt Airport. The cause is under investigation.

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