Dog survives in Long Island plane crash: police

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Dog survives in Long Island plane crash: police.

Two people died Saturday morning when a small plane crashed on Long Island less than 20 minutes after it took off, police said.

The six-passenger Beechcraft A36 plane crashed in Southold around 9:15 a.m., the Federal Aviation Authority said.

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A man and woman on board were killed, Southold Chief of Police Martin Flately said. Their names and ages were not immediately released.

A dog that was on the plane survived the crash, escaped the wreckage and ran off, according to police. A local farmer later found the dog, police said.

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Flately says the aircraft was flying from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport to New Bedford, Massachusetts, when it experienced “some type of mechanical failure” and crashed.

The plane crashed in a field on Harbes Family Farm on Sound Avenue, police said. The farm posted a message on Facebook saying that singing hayrides in the barnyard were cancelled on Saturday “due to unforseen circumstances.”

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No one on the ground was injured, according to police.

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

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