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Small plane lands on Bronx expressway

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A small plane landed on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Saturday afternoon, according to the city's Office of Emergency Management. (usnews.nbcnews.com) More...

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WALLACE24
WALLACE24 2
Nice landing. Pipers are fixable.

Wayne47
Wonder why the pilot chose to make a gear up landing on a major expressway? It would seem that a gear down landing would have provide more control to avoid traffic after touchdown and perhaps allowed for the aircraft to be flown out if a satisfactory repair could have been made. The aircraft will probably have to be disassembled for removal as it undoubtedly sustained some damage.
jimmax23
Jim Maxwell 1
It's a fixed gear airplane (1966 Piper PA-28-180). Gear-up landing isn't an option! The plane lost power and was gliding in, and one of the witnesses said they clipped the tree tops. I'd venture to guess that they landed hard and collapsed the gear after hitting the trees.
falcon1073
Michael, looks like gear was down and succumbed to extreme pressure and collapsed on impact. Check out Daily News page on the incident http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/small-plane-emergency-landing-major-deegan-expressway-article-1.1566379
Lots of pics
rmfg
Rob Gibbs 1
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9381856
kwu20001
kev wu 1
Another link for the incident is here...

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/04/22179168-3-injured-as-small-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-bronx-expressway?lite
ltcjra
ltcjra 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

A Small Plane Made An Emergency Landing On NYC's Major Deegan Expressway

the plane was bound for LaGuardia Airport in Queens, but touched down near the East 233rd St. exit in the Bronx, on the north-bound side of the highway.

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-small-plane-made-an-emergency-landing-on-the-major-deegan-expressway-2014-1

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