An eighteen years old 18, lands banner plane on US bridge. No injuries have been reported after engine trouble forces pilot to make emergency landing.
Emergency responders talk with Landon Lucas, 18-years old, a pilot flying for Paramount Air Service, he made an emergency landing on the Route 52 causeway connecting Ocean City and Somers Point on Monday, July 19, 2021.
No injuries were reported.
The teen pilot
The 18-year old pilot of a banner plane made an emergency landing Monday on a bridge in southern New Jersey. It went, snarling through traffic but causing no injuries, authorities confirmed.
The pilot had been flying for Paramount Air Service, stands next to his plane after he made an emergency landing on the Route 52 causeway.
The pilot of a banner plane made an emergency landing Monday on a bridge in southern New Jersey, snarling traffic but causing no injuries, authorities said.
Witnesses said Landon Lucas landed without incident after reporting engine trouble.
The trouble of traffic
- Landon Lucas reported that his plane started having engine trouble around 12:30pm.
- It is as he was flying near Steel Pier in Atlantic City, officials said.
- Lucas released his banner into the ocean and was trying to fly to a nearby municipal airport in Ocean City.
- And, this is when he spotted a gap in traffic in the westbound lanes of the Route 52 causeway, which connects Ocean City and Somers Point.
Lucas landed the plane without incident, witnesses said, and officials said the aircraft was not damaged.
The incident remains under investigation, authorities said.
Information Source: Gulf News
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