Plane crashes into West Babylon cemetery, injuring two

Plane crashes into West Babylon cemetery, injuring two

A small plane crashed into a Long Island cemetery Saturday afternoon.

The plane went down at Beth Moses Cemetery at 1500 Wellwood Ave. in West Babylon around 1:50 p.m., Suffolk County police said.

The two people on the plane, a pilot and passenger, were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

The plane’s pilot and a passenger were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
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Beth Moses Cemetery is located just two miles from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale.
Beth Moses Cemetery is located just two miles from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale.
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The department said the Federal Aviation Administration was responding to the scene.

Photos from the crash site show the plane sitting perpendicular to a cemetery roadway, having knocked down bushes and headstones.

The cemetery is located about 2 miles from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, which is used by small planes.