Helicopter pilot killed was Long Island resident

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Officers comb the woods in search of the crash site (photo: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)

CORNWALL – The pilot of a helicopter that crashed near Storm King Mountain in the Town of Cornwall has been identified as a Setauket, NY resident.

State Police said on Monday that Arthur Charych, 73, was pronounced dead at scene. There were no passengers on board.

The helicopter he was operating was a 2007 Robinson R44 Rotocraft.

The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The incident remains under investigation.

(video: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)