UPDATE: Authorities are confirming a plane crashed in the backyard of a house in a residential neighborhood in Suffolk County headed for MacArthur Airport.

The pilot of the plane was killed in the crash, but he somehow steered the plane in-between two homes. The crash happened in the backyard of a home just missing a room where a mother was caring for her infant child. Neither were hurt, but there was damage to the room in which they were in.

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There was an explosion and fire in East Patchogue, Long Island this morning as emergency crews responded and continue to be on the scene.

A small plane crash is speculated, but officials have no yet confirmed that this is the case.

Stay tuned for updates.

 

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Source: NBC New York

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