- Associated Press - Sunday, December 11, 2016

SHOREHAM, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say two people are safe after their small plane crashed into the water off Long Island.

It happened about 1:30 p.m. Sunday off Shoreham in the Long Island Sound.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot of the Beech BE36 aircraft reported engine power-related problems before the crash.

Witnesses tell Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/2hBzBG1 ) the two people in the plane stood on the aircraft’s wings before it submerged, then clung to a nearby rock before being rescued.

Authorities say the two people were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The FAA says it will investigate the crash.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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