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Crews clear highway traffic for emergency plane landing

Sunday, Jan 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.

Crews clear highway traffic for emergency plane landing

Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 - 00:38

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