Three Dead After Small Plane Crashes on Long Island

WABC-TV(SYOSSET, N.Y.) -- A pilot and two passengers are dead after a small plane en route from South Carolina to Connecticut crashed on Long Island, officials say.

According to Nassau County Police, the plane came down in Syosset at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday after suffering “an unknown problem." Despite the large debris field, which is near several schools, there were no injuries on the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Beech BE35 aircraft crashed on Cold Spring Road in Syosset as it was heading to Robertson Field in Plainville, Connecticut, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

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