Crews clear highway traffic for emergency plane landing
Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 00:38
Jan. 5 - A maintenance crew fixing potholes reportedly helped a small plane make an emergency landing on a major Bronx highway by stopping traffic and clearing a path for landing. Mana Rabiee reports. Mana Rabiee reports.
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This was the unusual scene in the New York Bronx on Saturday.
A small plane made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway after engine trouble.
SOUNDBITE: NEW YORK CITY FIRE OFFICIAL SAYING:
"It basically landed and the wheels collapsed out from under it, skidded to a halt."
The plane was headed back to Connecticut after touring the Statue of Liberty.
The pilot and two passengers were taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
It could have been worse.
A maintenance crew fixing potholes saw the plane was distressed and headed towards them.
They stopped traffic and helped clear a space for it to safely land.
The FAA is investigating the incident.
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