Small plane makes emergency landing on New York highway after engine fails

A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy highway in New York's Long Island after the pilot reported engine failure, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The incident occurred midday on the Southern State Parkway as the aircraft was trying to return to Republic Airport in Farmingdale. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries to the two individuals on board.

The impact of the crash caused the plane's fuel to spill on the road, and authorities are working with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), FAA, and New York State Police to investigate the cause of the crash. The plane landed near the Exit 33 ramp heading to Route 109 in Suffolk County.

This incident comes shortly after a business jet crashed onto a crowded interstate in Naples, Florida, resulting in the deaths of two pilots. In that case, the pilot had radioed air traffic controllers about losing both engines and not being able to make the runway before the plane skidded across the roadway, hit a wall, and burst into flames.

The crash in New York caused multiple lanes of the Southern State Parkway to close, and witnesses reported the plane hitting two cars before colliding with the wall. The FAA is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the emergency landing.


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