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      Small plane crashes into trees on Block Island

      A Piper aircraft rests in some trees on Block Island, where it crashed.

      A small plane that crashed into some trees on Block Island remained there Tuesday.

      The plane landed in some trees on Connecticut Avenue while it was trying to land Sunday at Block Island State Airport.

      The airport manager told the Block Island Times that the pilot made a "bad judgment call." Instead of aborting the landing, the pilot tried to gain altitude and the engine stalled.

      None of the three people on the plane was hurt. The Piper, registered to a Yonkers, New York, company, was traveling from Long Island.

      The owner is responsible for making arrangements for removal of the plane, the airport manager told NBC 10 News.

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