Ridgefield Man Identified as Victim of Plane Crash in Long Island Sound
The two additional bodies recovered from a small plane that crashed into the ocean near the Hamptons on Saturday (October 13) have been identified. Fox61.com reports the victims as 53-year-old Richard P. Terbrusch of Ridgefield, Connecticut and 45-year-old Jennifer Landrum of Augusta Georgia. On Sunday, the day after the crash, the lifeless body of 41-year-old Munidat "Raj" Persaud of Waterbury, Connecticut was also identified.
The three passengers boarded the twin-engine Piper PA-34 at Waterbury-Oxford Airport on Saturday morning. Shortly after, they landed at Danbury airport and then they were back in the air heading for Charleston Executive Airport in South Carolina. Instead, the small private plane met its final destination in the waters of Long Island Sound about a mile off of Quogue in the Hamptons.
The reason that the plane crashed is still unknown. The incident is still being investigated by the FAA, the NTSB, New York State Police and the Village of Quogue Police Department.
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