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Small plane makes emergency landing on NYC highway

Plane Highway Landing

In this photo provided by Patricia Sapol, emergency personnel respond to a light airplane that made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx borough of New York, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Piper PA-28, set down at around 3:20 p.m. on the northbound side of the highway. Police and fire officials said neither the male pilot nor two female passengers appeared to have been badly hurt. (AP Photo/Patricia Sapol)

NEW YORK — A small plane that made an emergency landing on a New York City highway was returning to Connecticut after touring the Statue of Liberty.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the Piper PA-28 that landed on the northbound side of the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Saturday afternoon had taken off from the Danbury Municipal Airport.

He said it was on its way back to Danbury, Conn., when it experienced engine problems.

He said all three people on board are being treated at a Bronx hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

He said emergency workers were removing the plane’s fuel and there was no fire or gas leak.

He called the safe landing extraordinary and “a bit of a miracle,” that nobody was seriously hurt or killed.

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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