Small Plane Lands In Surf Near JFK Airport; No Injuries

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police said a single-engine plane landed in the surf not far from John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday night. All three people aboard were reported safe.

It isn’t clear what caused the plane to go down at about 7 p.m. in the waters off Rockaway near Beach 56 Street. Two passengers and the pilot were pulled from the plane by NYPD emergency crews. There were no injuries.

Police said the plane took off from Farmingdale and was headed west. The destination was not immediately known. It was not believed to be headed for the airport.

NYPD harbor and aviation crews responded to the scene. The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

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  • Cindy

    FDNY was there. I saw several fire trucks drive by in addition to all of the other emergency vehicles.

  • Howie Sprague

    Hey ‘lawyer’ … What in the world are you rambling on about?

    • Disgusted

      sorry… didn’t realize you’ve only received a 5th grade education… it’s called intelligentsia, or smart humor.

      • Howie Sprague

        Oh excuse me … In that case what a brilliant expression of wit (nitwit).

      • Michael H.

        That’s all well and good, but it wasn’t very smart or funny.

  • Howie Sprague

    A plane crashed and 911 didn’t send the Fire Department? That’s not very reassuring. Did Bloomberg close all the firehouses in that area, or did Commissioner Kelly decide that he didn’t want the Fire Department to respond?

    • lawyer for a day

      no FDNY? What?! No FEMA, either? What of the National Guard? Or the Secret Service?! What’s this city coming to?? The city didn’t send 12 fire trucks to a controlled landing of a single-engine plane on a beach with no injuries or fire. No OT pay for 30 or so guys today. Ah, there’s always tomorrow…

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