Plane carrying 4 crashes off NY, 2 bodies recovered

Plane carrying 4 crashes off NY, 2 bodies recovered

East Hampton Town Police identified the four victims in the crash as Krupinski, his wife Bonnie Bistrian Krupinski, and 22-year-old grandson William Maerov, all of East Hampton, as well as the pilot Jon Dollard, 47, of Hampton Bays.

Krupinski had built homes for numerous rich and famous denizens of the Hamptons, including Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley, Martha Stewart and several other notable clients.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA31 aircraft went down about 3 p.m. Saturday.

It remained unclear what caused the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

. "I was fortunate to work with 'Builder Ben, ' as I always called him, on the renovation of my 1878 home in East Hampton". With Bonnie's family, the couple also owned the East Hampton Golf Club, according to the East Hampton Star. Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan O'Hare said one body was recovered from the crash scene about a mile and a half south of East Hampton.

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The Coast Guard reported that one person was recovered from the plane and a search was on for three missing people.

Search crews on Sunday continued to scour the eastern edge of Long Island after a plane carrying a prominent homebuilder and his family crashed a day earlier. He added that private boats had located a debris field off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett.

Ben Krupinski, a noted homebuilder on the East End, was killed Saturday after his plane crashed into the ocean off an East Hampton beach.

Small planes and helicopters are popular travel options for people with the means to avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Long Island Expressway.

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