2 injured after small plane crashes onto residential street

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Small plane lands on Long Island suburban street; 2 injured

BAYPORT, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Two people were injured when a small plane crashed in the middle of a Suffolk County residential street Sunday evening.

Suffolk County Police say around 7 p.m., a single-engine Piper 28 crashed in the middle of Third Avenue and Second Street in Bayport. The crash happened not far from the Bayport Aerodrome.

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Bayport Fire Chief Robert Fleming said two men, both from Orange County, were in the plane at the time of the crash.

A video posted to Twitter shows a crowd forming around the plane that went up in flames.

Both men were conscious when EMS arrived on the scene.

The pilot, 35-year-old Scott Clifford and passenger Mike Rome, 65, were both airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Clifford suffered two broken legs and and a serious head injury. Rome also had a head injury.

A resident in the area, who is also a pilot, said the pilot did the best he could to avoid hitting any homes.

The FAA is assisting in the investigation.

The NTSB will determine the cause of the crash.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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