By CBSNewYork Team

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A plane pulling a banner made an emergency landing on the Route 52 Causeway Monday afternoon.

The plane, a single engine Piper J3C-65 Cub, started experiencing engine trouble around 12:37 p.m., according to the FAA.

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(credit: Ocean City, N.J. Mayor’s Office)

Officials say the pilot, 18-year-old Landon Lucas, declared an emergency and was trying to reach the Ocean City Municipal Airport. He ditched the banner over the ocean and managed to land on the Causeway after spotting a gap in traffic.

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Lucas successfully landed the plane with no injuries to himself or motorists. He was the only person on the plane.

Authorities are towing the plane away.

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The FAA and the National Safety Transportation Board will investigate the incident.

CBSNewYork Team