Plane crashes in Mastic, no injuries


At approximately 4 p.m. last Sunday, May 3 afternoon the department was alerted for an aircraft emergency at Brookhaven Calabro Airport. Upon arrival, Chief Rudy Sunderman advised he had a biplane that had overturned just after landing. The lone pilot was out of the aircraft and uninjured. Responding with three engines, the heavy rescue unit, and fire police, members immediately secured the plane, cut the fuel off to the engine, and mitigated a minor fuel leak. Mastic Ambulance Company stood by on scene during operations. The FAA was noticed and the scene was then turned over to the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal and the Suffolk County Police Department for investigation.


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