Setauket plane crash pilot arrested for teaching without license

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FARMINGDALE -

A pilot involved in a fatal plane crash in Setauket Harbor is under arrest.

Investigators say Nelson Gomez was offering flying lessons at Republic National Airport in Farmingdale after surrendering his license to teach.

The Howard Beach man gave up his license after being involved in a water landing in 2016 that left one student pilot dead.

Federal officials say Gomez gave lessons to at least two students over the past two years.

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