RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) —Police have asked the Federal Aviation Administration to launch an investigation into a low-flying jet that caused a scare Wednesday morning in Ramapo.
A mid-size twin engine jet was seen by officers and residents flying extremely low around 8:30 a.m. along the New York State Thruway from Airmont Road in Airmont to the Garden State Extension in Chestnut Ridge, police said.
Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel told 1010 WINS the white corporate-type jet appeared to be between 200 and 500 feet off the ground at any given time and had its landing gear down.
Many officers said it appeared as though the jet was going to crash or attempt an emergency landing on the thruway.
“When I observed it I did not see any smoke coming out of it, it was extremely low,” Weidel said. “A logical conclusion was maybe that it was going to try to land on the thruway.”
Weidel said his office has notified the FAA and requested a formal investigation into the matter.
“The FAA at first was unaware of any jets with any problems and they were unable to identify the jet right at that moment in time,” Weidel said. “They are going to investigate it further.”
The police department also filed reports with Homeland Security and other offices.
Anyone with photographs or video of the jet is asked to contact the Ramapo Police Department.
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