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Police: 2 injured after small plane crashes at Long Island airfield

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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.

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