Father, daughter wrapping up college visit survive plane crash

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Pilot Louis Obergh and his teenage daughter, Rachel, were returning from visiting a college in Rhode Island. (WPVI)

A father and daughter are suffering from only minor injuries after their small plane crash-landed Saturday afternoon in an industrial park on New York's Long Island.

Pilot Louis Obergh and his teenage daughter, Rachel, were returning from visiting a college in Rhode Island.

Authorities say the Cirrus SR22 aircraft went down in a grassy area in Hauppauge, about 45 miles from Manhattan.

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A father and daughter are suffering from only minor injuries after their small plane crash-landed Saturday afternoon.



Obergh tells Newsday he and his daughter had traveled to visit the University of Rhode Island in Kingston and were approaching Republic Airport in Farmingdale when they began to experience an engine-related issue. The plane, which had a large parachute attached to it, crash-landed about 8 miles from the airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it's investigating. The National Transportation Safety Board will try to determine what caused the crash.
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