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Indian-origin woman killed, daughter and pilot injured in plane crash in US

New York [US], March 7

An Indian-origin woman was killed, while her daughter and pilot were injured in Sunday’s (local time) fatal plane crash in North Lindenhurst, Hamlet on Long Island, New York, News 12 New Jersey reported citing Suffolk County police.

The deceased woman was identified as 63-year-old Roma Gupta and her daughter was 33-year-old Reeva Gupta. The news report further revealed that the Suffolk County police have identified the pilot as Fayzul Chowdhury, 23, who is admitted at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Police said the small plane took off from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale with three persons including two women on board at 2:18 pm.

According to the Suffolk police, it was a tourist flight and the flight path showed the single-engine Piper Cherokee plane that went over the South Shore beaches.

The pilot reported smoke in the cabin, which he radioed to Republic Airport air traffic controllers, reported News 12 New Jersey.

The police further added that the aircraft turned its back toward the airport to make an emergency landing before crashing near the intersection of Wellwood Avenue and Fifth Street in North Lindenhurst around 3 pm.

The attorney for the plane’s owner said that the flight was purchased off Groupon by the mother and daughter from New Jersey.

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