Indian woman killed and daughter injured in US plane crash

NEW YORK: A woman of Indian descent died as her daughter and the instructor pilot were injured in a small plane crash in the New York area while conducting a “demonstration flight”, the authorities reported. media.
Roma Gupta63 years old, and his daughter Reeva Gupta33, were on board the small plane on Sunday as its pilot reported smoke in the cockpit before crashing near homes on Long Island, NBC New York television reported.
Roma was killed when the four-seat single-engine Piper Cherokee came down in flames while returning to Republic Airport on Long Island from where it had also taken off.
Her daughter Reeva and the 23-year-old instructor pilot are hospitalized with severe burns, according to the report.
“The two seriously injured, badly burned patients, to my knowledge, they were pulled from the plane by a civilian,” the North Lindenhurst Fire Department chief said. Kenny Stallone said.
Roma died in the crash. Her daughter, Reeva, is in critical condition at Stony Brook Hospital with third-degree burns. Reeva is a medical assistant in the Mount Sinai system, who colleagues say has a long and painful recovery ahead of her.
The flight instructor at the controls of the plane was also in critical condition on Monday, according to the Danny Waizman Flight School, owner of the aircraft.
Oleh DekayloDanny Waizman Flight School lawyer said the pilot had all his qualifications and certifications, and the plane involved in the accident had just passed two rigorous inspections, the most recent last week.
“It was a demonstration flight, an initiation flight to see if people are interested” in flying lessons, Dekajlo, the lawyer for Danny Waizman Flight School, told the chain.
Suffolk County Police said the pilot was on a sightseeing flight. The flight path shows that the plane flew over the beaches of the South Shore. The pilot then reported smoke in the cabin, which he radioed to air traffic controllers at Republic Airport, the News12 New Jersey website reported.
The plane’s owner’s lawyer said the plane had undergone numerous inspections, including one just recently.
The National Transportation Safety Board will continue the investigation to determine the cause of the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the crash.
Federal investigators are expected to return to the crash site for the third time Tuesday to remove the wreckage for further analysis.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe set up for the Gupta family has raised over $60,000.


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