Man Killed in Plane Crash In Wooded Area On Northcote Drive In Melville

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Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a plane crash that
killed a pilot in Melville this afternoon, May 30, 2018 at 1:50pm.

A North American T-6 Texan, which left Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, crashed
into a wooded area on Northcote Drive in Melville at approximately 1:50 p.m. The
pilot, Kenneth Johansen, 52, of Doylestown, PA, was pronounced dead at the scene by
a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. No one
on the ground was injured and no structures were involved in the crash.

The T-6 Texan and five other planes that form a part of the Geico Skytypers Air Show
Team, were traveling from Republic Airport to Maryland.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and responded to the scene. The
National Transportation Safety Board will continue the investigation to determine
the cause of the crash.

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