A small single-engine plane crash landed in Shelter Island on Sunday afternoon, but none of the three people aboard were injured.

Shelter Island Town Police said the pilot of a 1997 Cessna Skyhawk 172R was trying to land at a an airstrip on the Island crashed into brush and a pond at the south end of the strip at 3 p.m.

The plane was severely damaged but the pilot, 55-year-old Marc Andre of Manhattan, and his two passengers did not require medical treatment, police said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are continuing the investigation.



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