The pilot of a small plane that went down in the Long Island Sound Monday morning was killed in the crash, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a report from another aircraft operating in the vicinity of a possible downed aircraft at about 8:50 a.m., according to a Coast Guard press release.
The aircraft that crashed several miles north of Mattituck Inlet was described as a small, white, fixed wing, single-engine plane, the Coast Guard said.
NBC New York has reported that the plane was found submerged in the water four miles north of Mattituck.
Mattituck Fire Department divers recovered the male pilot's body from the aircraft, the Coast Guard said. No one else was reported to be on the plane at the time.
The New York Post reported the pilot's identity as that of Manhattan resident Zubair Kahn, who built the plane that crashed himself.
The National Transportation Safety Board will be the lead agency for investigating the crash, the Coast Guard said.A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New Haven from New Haven, Conn., searched for the wreckage along with Suffolk County Marine Bureau Police as well as Riverhead and Southhold emergency medical services.