Two people were injured in a small plane crash on a private airstrip on Shelter Island, at the eastern end of Long Island, around 2 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said.
The 1929 single-engine plane was found with its nose in the ground when officers arrived at the scene, Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg said.
Pilot George DeMar, 83, and his passenger, Susan Klenawicus, 52, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They are in stable condition, police said.
DeMar told investigators that his plane had engine trouble before it went down.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
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