SHELTER ISLAND, New York — Police say two people have been injured after a small plane crash on the eastern end of Long Island.
It happened around 2 p.m. Sunday at a private airstrip on Shelter Island.
Det. Sgt. Jack Thilberg says the 1929 single-engine plane was found with its nose in the ground when officers arrived.
Police say the pilot, 83-year-old George DeMar, told investigators he had engine trouble before the plane went down.
DeMar and a 52-year-old passenger, Susan Klenawicus, were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Police say they are in stable condition.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.