- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) - The three people who died in a plane crash on Long Island this week have all been identified as residents of Bristol, Connecticut.

Nassau County police say the victims are 66-year-old pilot and aircraft owner David C. Berube; 49-year-old Dana E. Parenteau; and 32-year-old Benjamin Bridges.

The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was flying from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to Plainville, Connecticut, when it broke apart over a residential area in Syosset on Tuesday afternoon.

The pilot radioed a distress call minutes earlier.

Debris was strewn across a one-third mile area. Police say no one on the ground was injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. An investigator says a plane breaking apart in midflight is an uncommon occurrence.

Senior investigator Robert Gretz says there was no evidence of an explosion.

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