Instructor: Pilot who made emergency landing on Major Deegan Expressway did well

Fox says that the trip is usually easy for these types of planes, but considering the obstacles to a safe emergency landing, the pilot handled this situation amazingly well.

Fox says that the trip is usually easy for these types of planes, but considering the obstacles to a safe emergency landing, the pilot handled this situation amazingly well. (1/4/14)

A Piper PA-28 traveling from the Statue of Liberty to Connecticut made a controlled emergency landing today on the Major Deegan Expressway near 233rd Street.

News 12 spoke to Jared Fox, a flight instructor who trains students on this type of aircraft.

Fox says that the trip is usually easy for these types of planes, but considering the obstacles to a safe emergency landing, the pilot handled this situation amazingly well.

"You have light poles that are in the center of the roadway and dividers, moving cars, icy pavement, all these factors working against him," he says. "The fact that he was able to do so, get the airplane down with no major structural damage to the airplane and no injuries is A-plus on his part."
 

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