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Two people are dead after a small plane crashed off the coast of East Hampton
One person was recovered from the plane, and a second person was recovered from the water near the crash site
Rescue crews are searching for two missing people
Two people are dead after a small plane carrying four people crashed off the coast of East Hampton, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Piper PA31 aircraft crashed about a mile off the coast of Long Island, near Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett, around 2:50 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.
Two people were recovered from the vicinity of the crash, and rescue crews are searching for two people who are missing, the Coast Guard said.
The plane had been heading to East Hampton Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
It lost contact with the East Hampton Tower approximately a mile from the airport, the East Hampton Police Department said.
The FAA and local authorities are investigating the crash, and a rescue and recovery effort is underway, according to police.