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Connecticut Man Killed in Plane Crash Off Hamptons: Police

The plane went down in the waters off of Quogue, the Coast Guard said

What to Know

  • Two more bodies were pulled from the water Sunday after a small plane crashed near the Hamptons, authorities say
  • The body of Munidat "Raj" Persaud, a 41-year-old Connecticut resident, was recovered from the water on Saturday, state police said
  • The plane went down a mile from Quogue on Saturday

Two more bodies were recovered Sunday from the water off the Hamptons after a small plane crashed, the Coast Guard said. 

Three people were in the plane that went down Saturday morning about a mile from Quogue, officials said. One man, identified as Munidat "Raj" Persaud, 41, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was pulled from the water on Saturday. 

Persaud owned two flight schools in Danbury and Waterbury, according to his estranged wife. They have two daughters together. 

Persaud and two other people were in the small private plane, a twin-engine Piper PA-34, which had left from Connecticut on Saturday morning and was heading to South Carolina.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found Sunday after divers found the fuselage of the plane in about 20 feet of water, the Coast Guard said.  

It was a rainy morning as a weak weather disturbance moved through the area. It wasn't immediately clear whether rain was a factor in the crash. 

The NTSB will investigate the cause of the crash. 

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