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1 of 4 in small plane crash ID’d as builder to the stars

June 3, 2018

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say one of the four people on board a small plane that crashed off the cost of Long Island, killing two, was a prominent builder for celebrities’ homes.

East Hampton Town Police identified the people as 70-year-old builder Bernard Krupinski, 70-year-old Bonnie Krupinski, 22-year-old William Maerov and 47-year-old Jon Dollard.

Two bodies have been recovered, and officials have resumed their search for the other two people. It was not immediately clear which of the four passengers had been recovered.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA31 aircraft went down about 3 p.m. Saturday. The crash scene was about a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) south of East Hampton.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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