Three killed after plane leaving from North Myrtle Beach crashes in New York

Associated Press
Associated Press

Three people were killed after a small plane took off from North Myrtle Beach and crashed Tuesday afternoon in Syosset, New York.

The single-engine, Beech BE35-model plane left Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach destined for Plainville, Connecticut and crashed at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday after the pilot reported a partial instrumentation failure to air traffic control, officials said.

The plane crashed into Syosset, which is in the Long Island, New York area, and the wreckage was about a mile wide and consistent with in-flight break-up, meaning the plane came apart in the air, according to Peter Knudson, spokesman with the National Transportation Safety Board.

The two men and one woman on board the plane were killed; their names have not been released yet.

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