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A Small Plane Made An Emergency Landing On A New York City Expressway

A plane carrying three passengers landed on the Major Deegan Expressway at 3:20 p.m., a spokesman from the New York City Fire Department told BuzzFeed.

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A small Piper PA-28 aircraft heading towards LaGuardia Airport in Queens, N.Y., made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway at 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, a spokesman from the New York City Fire Department told BuzzFeed.

"It's upright, it's in one piece. Looks to be a solid landing," one first responder told the New York Daily News.

Three passengers are being treated for injuries at at St. Barnabas hospital. Gothamist is reporting that there were four people on board, including the pilot.

The tail number registry for the plane indicates it is registered to a Michael Schwartz of South Salem, N.Y.

Many witnesses tweeted about the incident.

A plane really landed on the Major Deegan!

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@pamydoll

A plane really landed on the Major Deegan!

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The aircraft that landed on the Major Deegan Expressway is a 1966 Piper PA-28-180, fixed wing, single engine plane.

Jacob Wycoff

@4cast4you

The aircraft that landed on the Major Deegan Expressway is a 1966 Piper PA-28-180, fixed wing, single engine plane.

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@nycsouthpaw @FDNY It's a Piper PA28-180 single engine, prop. Here's the FAA Register for the aircraft: http://t.co/Qm1LtZybLi

Robert Deniszczyc

@builtbyrobert

@nycsouthpaw @FDNY It's a Piper PA28-180 single engine, prop. Here's the FAA Register for the aircraft: http://t.co/Qm1LtZybLi

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There's a plane on the deegan highway !!

.DeleonEmpire.

@Lifeof_NickD

There's a plane on the deegan highway !!

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Daniel miller

@millerlite1996

A plane fell onto the highway crazy

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Daniel miller

@millerlite1996

@Dell_Alann yes

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driving down the deegan and a plane crashes imfront of me

Neil o'sullivan

@neilosullivan_

driving down the deegan and a plane crashes imfront of me

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Small plane down on the NB Major Deegan Expressway at Mosholu Pkwy in New York. Pilot is out. No passengers. Crews on scene. #NewYork

Bill West

@BillWest5

Small plane down on the NB Major Deegan Expressway at Mosholu Pkwy in New York. Pilot is out. No passengers. Crews on scene. #NewYork

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Stuck in traffic on the way to jersey since a plane landed on the major deegan. Wonderful

Danielle Lauren

@danigirl2310

Stuck in traffic on the way to jersey since a plane landed on the major deegan. Wonderful

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The FDNY also posted updates from their Twitter account.

BX 7-5 E 233 DEEGAN EXPWY, (EXIT 11) JET HARD LANDING ON MAJOR DEEGAN,

FDNY

@FDNY

BX 7-5 E 233 DEEGAN EXPWY, (EXIT 11) JET HARD LANDING ON MAJOR DEEGAN,

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Now: Plane on Deegan Exprswy. Three non-life threatening injuries. No cars affected. #FDNY removing plane fuel.

FDNY

@FDNY

Now: Plane on Deegan Exprswy. Three non-life threatening injuries. No cars affected. #FDNY removing plane fuel.

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Now: Second photo of plane down on Deegan Expressway. #FDNY firefighters removing plane's fuel.

FDNY

@FDNY

Now: Second photo of plane down on Deegan Expressway. #FDNY firefighters removing plane's fuel.

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