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Attorney for Thomas Ravenel among 3 killed in NY plane crash over weekend

Long Island Plane Crash

Rescue personnel search for a plane that crashed into the waters off Quogue on New York's Long Island Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Authorities on Long Island say a small private plane carrying three people crashed into the ocean Saturday several miles off the Hamptons.  James Carbone/Newsday via AP

Two passengers, including an attorney for former "Southern Charm" star Thomas Ravenel, were identified Tuesday as being among three people killed when a small, Charleston-bound passenger plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the Hamptons over the weekend. 

Munidat “Raj” Persaud, 41, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was the first of the three to be identified on Sunday. 

Richard. P. Terbrusch, 53, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Jennifer Landrum, 45, of Augusta were identified by the New York State Police as the remaining two passengers killed when the Piper PA-34 Seneca they were in crashed 3 miles southeast of the Francis S. Gabreski Airport north of Westhampton Beach in Long Island. Terbrusch and Landrum were pulled from the wreckage Sunday.

Terbrusch has represented Ravenel, 56, in the past, who now stands accused of sexually assaulting his former nanny three years ago. Ravenel is a former state treasurer and reality TV star featured on the Bravo-produced "Southern Charm," a Charleston-based show that has cut ties with him.

Authorities said Tuesday that the fuselage of the aircraft remained submerged.

The cause of the crash is not known, and the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. The plane was headed to the Charleston Executive Airport.

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Reach Michael Majchrowicz at 843-607-1052. Follow him on Twitter @mjmajchrowicz.

Michael Majchrowicz is a reporter covering crime and public safety. He previously wrote about courts for the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts. A Hoosier native, he graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.

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