World News – US – FDNY: 1 dead, 2 injured in small plane crash in Queens


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman died and two others were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a small plane crashed into a concrete jetty in Queens on Sunday

The FDNY said the crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. The plane was apparently traveling at high speed, jumped over the water and crashed a few feet from homes near Powells Cove Boulevard and 158th street

At around 3 p.m. today, a single-engine seaplane crashed into a pier at Riverside Drive and 158 St on Long Island Sound in Queens. FDNY members removed three seriously injured passengers from the wreckage and transported them to local hospitals FDNY operations continue picTwittercom / pyuDgguowX

« Heard a loud boom and really didn’t think about it. We thought it was just a truck crash, then my cousins ​​and dad were screaming like they were looking at the beach », said Laura Belviso, Whitestone resident

« It sounded like a semi-trailer truck driving through my room Suddenly I heard a big bang and thought it was an accident in front of the house, but it was actually at the back of the house, ”added John Polito

« When I saw the plane, I said, ‘Hey, can you hear me? Someone is there? It’s okay? « And I did not receive a message, » said neighbor Ithina Kouzios

« Witnesses said the plane was traveling pretty fast over the water, jumped twice and hit the pier Why did this happen, we have no idea at the moment » said Nigro  » The hypothesis is that he landed, but all that remains to be examined « 

Witnesses said a man stopped on his jet ski and rushed to help after seeing the plane descend

« I ran and jumped the fence in a lady’s backyard She said, ‘What are you doing in my backyard?’ I said ‘A plane just crashed’, said this man to James’ I just jumped the fence, I ran, I ripped off the windshield I took out one guys I ripped off the door « 

James learned that the pilot of the plane was Joe Oppedisano, owner of Il Bacco restaurant in Little Neck CBS2 interviewed him in September for a story

« Well I know he loved flying the plane We hear him take off and see him land because I’m literally two blocks from his property So we see him all the time from my property, getting him into the water, ”Antos said

During the last check-up, Oppedisano and his passenger were taken to hospital and were in critical condition His lawyer told CBS2 that the family were asking for confidentiality at this difficult time

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