2 injured in Shelter Island plane crash

Two people were injured after a small plane crashed on Shelter Island. Police say that the single-engine 1929 bi-plane crashed after taking off and landed on its nose. The pilot, 83-year-old George

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2015, 5:30 AM

Updated 3,184 days ago

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2 injured in Shelter Island plane crash
Two people were injured after a small plane crashed on Shelter Island.
Police say that the single-engine 1929 bi-plane crashed after taking off and landed on its nose.
The pilot, 83-year-old George DeMar, reportedly told police he was having engine problems, which caused the crash.
DeMar and his passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The crash comes just a month after an 88-year-old crashed a plane on Shelter Island. Police say the pilot over-applied his brakes as he was taxiing at a grass airfield.


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