YAPHANK, NY – A small plane made an emergency landing on Sunrise Highway Wednesday afternoon. It happened around 1 p.m. near Exit 57– Horseblock Road in Suffolk County, police said.
The male pilot, who was alone on the plane, was not injured. The plane was headed to Brookhaven Calabro Airport, police said. The FAA was responding to the scene and will determine how the plane will be removed from the highway.
The highway plane landing came just hours after a helicopter made an emergency landing in the Atlantic Ocean off Gilgo Beach. Shane McMahon, of WWE fame, was one of the two people on the helicopter.
A video of the plane landing was posted on YouTube (be warned it does contain profanity):
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A small plane made an emergency landing Wednesday between cars on a busy Sunrise Highway in Suffolk County.
The Cessna C206 aircraft was traveling from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley, New York to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey when it went down shortly before 1 p.m. near exit 57 in Yaphank.
The pilot told Sophia Hall that he managed to land the plane between the cars in front and behind him and even went under an overpass.
Neither he nor the plane suffered a scratch.
His family and friends quickly arrived to make sure he was OK, Hall reported.
It’s unclear what went wrong with the aircraft.
Hours earlier, a helicopter made an emergency landing in the waters off Gilgo Beach, which is also in Suffolk County. Shane McMahon, the son of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Vince McMahon, and the other person on board were not hurt.
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