July 16, 2024
Single-engine aircraft lands on Southern State Parkway in East Farmingdale, 
Lengthy Island

EAST FARMINGDALE, Lengthy Island (WABC) — A single-engine aircraft landed on the eastbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway on Tuesday morning.

The Piper PA-28 landed at Exit 33 / Route 109 in East Farmingdale round 11:40 a.m.

The flight took off from Republic Airport simply earlier than 10 a.m. and was trying to return to the airport after the pilot reported engine failure.

The aircraft, carrying two occupants, might be seen flying low over Suffolk County till it made an emergency crash-landing on the freeway.

Each of the occupants within the aircraft are being handled at native hospitals for minor accidents.

A stretch of the street was shut down to present crews a chance to take away the aircraft, which snarled visitors for the afternoon.

The Southern State, which is on the South Shore, is likely one of the foremost highways on Lengthy Island.

New York State Police, the FAA and the NTSB will all examine.

State Police are asking for any witnesses or anybody with info to name (631) 756-3300.

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