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Body found after small plane crashes in ocean near Hamptons

October 13, 2018 - 4:21 pm
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- A small plane went down in the Atlantic Ocean off the Hamptons coast Saturday morning, prompting a search and rescue mission throughout the area.

According to a Newsday report, authorities from Southampton Town, Quogue, the Coast Guard, State Police, Suffolk County police and the Air National Guard began searching the area for survivors.

Authorities recovered a body from the ocean at around 4 p.m. The identity of the deceased was not revealed.

Two others are reportedly missing and the Coast Guard will continue its search efforts.

The aircraft debris was originally discovered by a surfer at around 11 a.m. A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Airport Authority later confirmed the crash to Newsday.

The plane left Connecticut’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport and landed at Danbury Municipal Airport on Saturday morning before taking off again. It crashed into the waters about a mile off Quogue.

The Coast Guard said the search party included a 45-foot boat, an 87-foot cutter and a 110-foot cutter to search the water. A dive team was also assembled.

One aircraft was recovered and the National Transportation Safety Board will examine it.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.