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04/15/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The three residents of Emerson Lane on the Klenawicus Airstrip Tuesday, where on Monday they ran to rescue pilot Michael Russo who had crashed shortly after takeoff. From left, Rich Surozenski, Patricia Anzalone and Amanda Gutiw. In the background is the downed plane.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The three residents of Emerson Lane on the Klenawicus Airstrip Tuesday, where on Monday they ran to rescue pilot Michael Russo who had crashed shortly after takeoff. From left, Rich Surozenski, Patricia Anzalone and Amanda Gutiw. In the background is the downed plane.

At about six p.m. Monday, Amanda Gutiw was home on the Island from her job at Sea Tow in Southold.

She was in the kitchen of her house on Emerson Lane, a quiet cul de sac where the backyards border on open fields and the long, mowed grass runway of Klenawicus Field. She decided on chicken salad for dinner and set about making it, half-watching a rerun on the Discovery Channel of “Deadliest Catch.”

At the same time, several hundred yards away at the far end of the runway, Michael Russo was taxiing his single engine Cessna 162 slowly to a spot for take off. (more…)

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04/13/15 7:47pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| The single engine Cessna not long after it crashed at Klenawicus Field about 6 p.m. Monday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| The single engine Cessna not long after it crashed at Klenawicus Field about 6 p.m. Monday.

UPDATE: The Shelter Island Police Department has  identified the pilot of the single engine plane that crashed at Klenawicus Airstrip yesterday evening as Michael J. Russo, 80, of Shelter Island. (more…)