After taking off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, pilot Nedie Seidu flew about 40 miles east and tried to land at the small Lufker Airport in East Moriches around 12:30 p.m., the Suffolk County Police Department said.
But Seidu wasn’t able to stop before rolling off the runway onto Montauk Highway, authorities said.
The single-engine Piper PA-28 crossed the two-lane road and hit a sign, damaging the plane’s propeller and a wing before it came to rest in front of a commercial strip, police said.
No contact information for Seidu, 30, of Manhattan, could immediately be found.
The pilot was bringing the plane in for maintenance at a repair show at Lufker Airport, which has a 2,300-foot-long (701-meter-long) grass runway, said manager Ron DeLalio.
“He just overshot the field, came in a little too hot,” said DeLalio, who wasn’t acquainted with the pilot.
The Federal Aviation Administration said there was a second person aboard. That person’s name wasn’t immediately released.
Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane is owned by a Delaware company with the same name as a Farmingdale flight school and airplane rental company. A man who answered its phone declined to comment and hung up.
The FAA is investigating the mishap.