Two Florida men were charged with trespassing Sunday after, police said, they landed their plane on a private runway and left it there without permission.
Larry D. Jackson, 53, of Orlando and Robert Riley, 53, of Naples landed their plane on a runway owned by Luminati Aerospace LLC., in Calverton Enterprise Park late Saturday evening without the company’s permission, police said.
The two men told authorities they decided to land the plane because fog was hampering their visability, and planned to come back for the plane in the morning, said Riverhead Police Ofc. Rich Oliver.
Upon arriving at the Calverton based runway on Sunday morning, the two were arrested and charged with trespassing following a complaint lodged by the owner of Lumanti Aerospace, police said.
Jackson and Riley, who have since been released, will face an arraignment hearing on June 15 in Riverhead Town Court, police said.