Small Plane Crashes in Woods on Long Island; Pilot Survives: FAA

A small plane crashed on Long Island, but the pilot was able to walk away uninjured, authorities say.

The aircraft went down just after 8 p.m. Sunday night along the Moriches-Middle Island Road in Mastic just shy of Brookhaven Calabro Airport, according to officials.

The FAA said the pilot was doing practice landings and was on the final approach to the airport when the plane’s engine cut out.

The pilot was able to coast the plane into a patch of woods before it came to rest in the trees, the FAA said.

The pilot, identified as 45-year-old Yuri Koziy of Massapequa, was able to escape without injuries, officials said. The FAA is investigating the crash.

Koziy was the only person onboard the plane, the FAA said.

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