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Aviation Accident Alert: New York small plane crashed, injured pilot

Legal news for New York Aviation Accident attorneys — Federal Aviation Administration probes a plane crash near Stewart International Airport that injured a Florida pilot.

New Windsor, NY ( – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the site where a small plane crashed while attempting to land at an upstate New York airport on Monday, November 16, 2009, announced the Bradenton Herald.

Police authorities reported that the pilot was a man from Florida, who had been nearing the runway to land his T-18 Thorp plane at Stewart International Airport, when he lost control of the aircraft late Monday afternoon.

Police and emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at the scene where the single-engine plane had skidded off the landing strip for 100 feet before it overturned in a marshy area on the premises of the Airport.

The small damaged aircraft laid on its roof, and the pilot emerged with only minor injuries and managed to walk away from the crash. Authorities reported that the pilot was 45-year-old Peter Damigos, resident of Trinity, Florida.

State Troopers reported that Damigos sustained minor abrasions to his hand. Police and other officials continue to investigate the incident. Police were not clear about why the plane crashed. Authorities continue to investigate to determine what made the plane crash.

Bridget Hom

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