The Nassau County Police Department reports a Plane Crash that occurred on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:05 pm in Old Bethpage.
According to police, A Highway Patrol Officer was on patrol when he observed a small plane descending and appeared to be in distress in the vicinity of Winding Road. The officer located the wreckage, entered the plane and found the pilot pinned in the cockpit. As Nassau County Emergency Services trucks arrived, the officer relayed the pilot’s condition and the equipment needed for extraction. The cockpit was approximately ten (10) feet off the ground and the plane was leaking fuel making the scene more difficult.
The pilot was safely removed and was transported to an area hospital. He is listed in stable condition.
The Bethpage and Melville Fire Departments assisted in stabilizing the plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Details by: PIO 01/10/21/2015/8688