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Local residents use garden hoses to extinguish the (Credit: Wayne Wachter)

Local residents use garden hoses to extinguish the flames as a light plane burns after it crashed Sunday morning in a residential section of Shirley near Brookhaven Airport. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Plane crash in Shirley

A small plane with three aboard crashed in a residential neighborhood in Shirley, authorities said. (Aug. 19, 2012)

NTSB investigators examine the wreckage of the single-engine
(Credit: James Carbone)

NTSB investigators examine the wreckage of the single-engine plane that crashed in Shirley. (Aug. 20, 2012)

The crash of this single-engine plane Aug. 19
(Credit: James Carbone)

The crash of this single-engine plane Aug. 19 into a residential neighborhood in Shirley killed two of the three people aboard, authorities said, and the lone survivor is critically injured. (Aug. 20, 2012)

Site where a small plane carrying three people
(Credit: John Roca)

Site where a small plane carrying three people crashed and burned Sunday in a residential area of Shirley, killing two people and critically injured the third person aboard. (Aug. 19, 2012)

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Helene Avenue in Shirley, where a small plane
(Credit: James Carbone)

Helene Avenue in Shirley, where a small plane with three aboard crashed and burned Sunday, killing two and critically injuring the third. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Helene Avenue in Shirley, where a small plane
(Credit: James Carbone)

Helene Avenue in Shirley, where a small plane with three aboard crashed and burned Sunday, killing two and critically injuring the third. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Firefighters and investigators converge at Helene Avenue in
(Credit: James Carbone)

Firefighters and investigators converge at Helene Avenue in Shirley, where a small plane with three aboard crashed and burned Sunday, killing two and critically injuring the third. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Officials converge on Helene Avenue in Shirley, where
(Credit: James Carbone)

Officials converge on Helene Avenue in Shirley, where a small plane with three aboard crashed and burned Sunday, killing two and critically injuring the third. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Firefighters stand near the wreckage of a small
(Credit: James Carbone)

Firefighters stand near the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on Helene Avenue in Shirley, killing two and critically injuring the third. (Aug. 19, 2012)

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Vehicles of police and rescuers fill Helene Avenue
(Credit: Carl Corry)

Vehicles of police and rescuers fill Helene Avenue in Shirley, where a small plane with three aboard crashed and burned Sunday, killing two and critically injuring the third. (Aug. 19, 2012)

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