PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the aircraft hatch that washed up on a Rhode Island beach was a piece of a plane that crashed in Long Island Sound.
Jim Peters said Monday that the agency found that the hatch belonged to a fixed-wing, single-engine craft called a Raven that crashed last week north of the Mattituck Inlet, between Long Island and the coast of Connecticut. The pilot, the only occupant, was killed.
Police tell Newsday the pilot was 41-year-old Zubair Khan, of New York City.
The hatch washed up in Westerly on Thursday.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
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