A 23-year-old Long Island native was reportedly one of two people killed in a small plane crash in Georgia this week.

Brittany McAuley, a former Emory University student who graduated from Islip High School, was the lone passenger in a twin-engine Raytheon 390 Premier I jet that crashed in an Atlanta neighborhood on Tuesday evening, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

The pilot, 67-year-old Pater Mallen, who was flying from Fulton County Airport to New Orleans Lakefront Airport, was also killed, the newspaper reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.