2 dead, 1 critical in Shirley plane crash

The pilot and one of two passengers died

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The pilot and one of two passengers died after a small plane crashed on a residential street in Shirley. Residents tell their stories of the event that shook their neighborhood. Videojournalists: Stringer News, Jessica Rotkiewicz and Carl Corry (Aug. 19, 2012)

The pilot and a passenger of a single-engine plane that crashed Sunday into a residential neighborhood in Shirley have died, authorities said, and another passenger is critically injured.

Witnesses said the two passengers emerged from the plane appearing dazed and severely burned before they were taken to the hospital. Erik Unhjem, 61, and Jane Unhjem, 60, of upstate Goshen, were taken to...

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