Hicksville, NY: Aircraft crashes onto level crossing

19 Aug

A light aircraft crashed onto the South Oyster Bay Road level crossing of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in Hicksville at about 07.45am on August 16th, 2015. In the minutes leading to the crash that killed him and critically injured his passenger, the pilot was being helped to reach an airfield where he could make an emergency landing. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating this accident. The LIRR was able to restore services before Monday morning’s commute.

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