Small plane makes emergency landing on NYC highway

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A small plane that made an emergency landing on a New York City highway was returning to Connecticut after touring the Statue of Liberty.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the Piper PA-28 that landed on the northbound side of the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Saturday afternoon had taken off from the Danbury Municipal Airport.

He said it was on its way back to Danbury, Conn., when it experienced engine problems.

He said all three people on board are being treated at a Bronx hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

He said emergency workers were removing the plane's fuel and there was no fire or gas leak.

He called the safe landing extraordinary and "a bit of a miracle," that nobody was seriously hurt or killed.

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