Coast Guard, partner agencies responding to reported plane crash

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo

New York – The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are responding to a reported plane crash south of Quoge, New York, Saturday.

At approximately 11:10 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound were notified by Southampton Police that a twin-engine Piper PA-34 had crashed into the water about one mile south of Quoge.

The watchstanders then dispatched a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Shinnecock aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat.

A debris field and oil sheen has been located near the reported crash site.

Assisting in the search are Suffolk County Marine, Bay Constables, a commercial salvage crew, as well as a multiple aircrews from the New York Air National Guard.

Coast Guard Cutter Bonito, an 87-foot Patrol Boat, is also underway en route to the scene. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod is scheduled be dispatched to relieve the Air National Guard.

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