Suffolk County homicide detectives are investigating a plane crash that killed a
pilot in East Patchogue at 9:05 a.m. on June 17.
A private single-engine plane, which left Republic Airport in East Farmingdale at
8:50 a.m. on June 17, crashed into a backyard at 51 Camille Lane approximately fifteen minutes later. The pilot, Hanan Shoshany, 53, of Jamaica, New York, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one on the ground was injured.
Members of several fire departments, including Hagerman, North Patchogue,
Brookhaven, Bellport and Medford responded to the scene.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board
will continue the investigation to determine the cause of the crash.