Update: Private Plane Flying from Danbury Crashed in NY, CT Man Killed
Saturday at 11 am, Munidat "Raj" Persaud was killed while onboard a small private twin engine plane that crashed just off the coast of Long Island, New York according to US News. The plane went down just off the waters of Quogue on Long Island. He was one of three people on board, and New York State Police are using sonar devices to find the others. His body was the first to be reovered and identified. The aircraft was heading for Charleston, South Carolina.
NBC Connecticut said:
The aircraft originally departed from Waterbury-Oxford Airport, then landed at Danbury Municipal Airport before departing again for Charleston Executive Airport in South Carolina, according to the FAA and the CT Airport Authority.
It was raining when the crash took place, and authorities don't know if that's the reason for the accident but there is some speculation that weather may have been a contributing factor. According to Kathryn's Report: Officials said people on the beach reported the plane sputtering before it crashed.
Early Monday Morning NBC Connecticut TV says:
The other two victims, a man and a woman, were recovered from the wreckage of the plane 20 feet under water [discovered] around 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the New York State Police.