Plane lands in Quinnipiac River when engine sputters; boaters save 2 people and dog

The pilot was trying to land it at Tweed Airport, but instead landed it in the river.

News 12 Staff

Jul 1, 2022, 9:22 AM

Updated 752 days ago

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New Haven officials say the plane originated from Florida, had stopped in New Jersey, and was heading to Massachusetts when the engine started to sputter. 
The pilot was trying to land it at Tweed Airport, but instead landed it in the river. The tide was out, so the plane landed in about three feet of water.
Nearby boaters came to help and were able to get the couple and their pet out safely.


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