Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 9:33 pm
Quogue, NY (October 15, 2018) – The unfortunate crash of the twin-engine Piper PA-34 aircraft that took place on Saturday morning, October 13, claimed the lives of three people. One person had been found, initially, while authorities searched for the other two victims who were on board.
Two of the three victims have now been identified as 41-year-old flight instructor, Munidat “Raj” Persaud, and high school special education teacher, Jennifer Landrum. The body of the third victim has been recovered but has not yet been identified.
The small plane crashed in shallow water off the Hamptons area shore of Long Island as it was heading to South Carolina from Connecticut. Persaud, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was also the owner of the plane and the first one found after the tragic crash. Landrum’s identity was confirmed by McDuffie County School Superintendent, Mychele Rhodes.
There have been no further updates concerning the cause of this accident. The National Transportation Safety Board and The Federal Aviation Administration are currently in charge of the investigation into this crash.
New York Aviation Accidents
Our sincerest condolences and heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of both Munidat Persaud and Jennifer Landrum during this tragic time. Although plane crashes and other aviation accidents in New York are relatively uncommon when compared to other transportation accidents, they are typically the most severe. Plane crashes are almost always catastrophic, and this tragedy was no less unexpected.
Coping with the devastating loss of a loved one is a horrific experience, and it is all but impossible to focus on anything other than grief during such a treacherous time. At Hach & Rose, we have made it our sole duty to alleviate the immeasurable pain and stress that is inflicted on the victims and loved ones of victims by negligent operators and entities.
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