East Hampton contractor Ben Krupinski among 4 dead in plane crash

Krupinski's wife, grandson and the plane's pilot are also believed to have died in the crash

TRD WEEKEND EDITION /
Jun.June 03, 2018 08:35 AM

(Credit: USFWS)

A plane carrying luxury home contractor Ben Krupinski, his wife Bonnie Bistrian Krupinski, 22-year-old grandson William Maerov and pilot Jon Dollard crashed yesterday afternoon.

The plane went down about a mile off the Long Island coastline near Indian Wells Beach on Saturday afternoon around 2:50 p.m., according to the New York Post.

The East Hampton Town Police confirmed to ABC affiliate WFTV 9 that all four people on board died in the crash, which is now being investigated.

Ben Krupinski has worked with architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Marino & Associates, Robert A.M. Stern Architect and Selldorf Architects on residential projects throughout the Hamptons, Montauk and Connecticut, according to his website. His star-studded roster of clients included Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley and Martha Stewart, among others.

Together, Ben and Bonnie Krupinski built a real estate empire worth about $150 million, according to the Post, which included East Hampton restaurants the 1770 House, East Hampton Point and Cittanuova, the latter of which they had been scheduled to dine Saturday evening. With Bonnie’s family, the couple also owned the East Hampton Golf Club, according to the East Hampton Star.

According to the Post, the restaurant closed for the night and workers and patrons gathered later that evening to pay their respects. [NYP]Erin Hudson


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash

Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash

Ken Griffin and Calvin Klein’s Hamptons compound (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Ken Griffin in contract for Calvin Klein’s Hamptons compound

From left: 55 East 74th Street, 9 East 82nd Street, 1 Central Park South, 78 Irving Place with Adam Neumann and 111 West 57th Street (Credit: StreetEasy, Wikipedia, Getty Images)

Adam Neumann’s triplex, Russians’ Plaza pad were priciest homes listed last week

3 East 69th Street and 252 East 57th Street 

With asking prices in freefall, luxury market sees strong week

Keller Williams CEO Gary Keller

Keller Williams will cut off agents who leave

Wall Street bonus season is the stuff home sellers’ dreams, as they picture eager buyers armed with hefty bonus checks and willing to pay top price. But in a buyer’s market that vision may be more like a mirage (Credit: iStock)

Here’s what Wall Street bonus season means for real estate this year

Adam Neumann and 78 Irving Place (Credit: Getty Images and StreetEasy)

Adam Neumann is asking $37M for Gramercy Park triplex

(Credit: iStock)

Residential rents continue upward march in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...