Ridgefield Man Among Last 2 Victims of Small Plane Crash Off Hamptons

Two of the people killed in the crash were from Connecticut.

What to Know

  • The final victims of Saturday's small plane crash in the water off the Hamptons have been identified
  • The names of Richard Terbrusch, 53, of Ridgefield Connecticut, and Jennifer Landrum, 45, of Augusta, Georgia were revealed Tuesday
  • They and Munidat "Raj" Persaud, a 41-year-old Connecticut resident, were the only three on board; all of them died

The final two victims whose bodies were pulled from the water off the Hamptons after their small plane crashed over the weekend have been identified. 

The New York State Police identified them Tuesday as Richard Terbrusch, 53, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Jennifer Landrum, 45, of Augusta, Georgia.

Three people were in the plane that went down Saturday morning about a mile from Quogue; they all died. One victim was identified earlier as Munidat "Raj" Persaud, 41, of Waterbury, Connecticut.

Persaud owned two flight schools in Danbury and Waterbury, according to his estranged wife. They have two daughters together. 

Persaud, Terbrusch and Landrum were in the small private plane, a twin-engine Piper PA-34, which had left from Connecticut on Saturday morning en route to South Carolina. The latter two victims were found a day after the crash after divers found the fuselage of the plane in about 20 feet of water, the Coast Guard said.  

It was a rainy morning as a weak weather disturbance moved through the area. It wasn't immediately clear whether rain was a factor in the crash. 

The NTSB and FAA are investigating. 

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