OCEAN CITY, NJ (CBS) – A small plane made an emergency landing on a bridge in Ocean City on Monday. The plane landed on Route 52 Causeway between Somers Point and Ocean City.
Officers remained on site for hours to investigate the cause of the emergency landing.
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The video shows that there was only one way to get the plane off the bridge. They had to tow it with precision.
Of course, quite a few people stopped to take photos at this remarkable site.
It also caused a major save for people leaving Ocean City westbound.
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It all started just after 12:30 p.m. when the pilot, flying for an airline advertising company, reported an engine problem near Steel Pier in Atlantic City.
He managed to drop his banner into the ocean, then spotted a traffic hole in the roadway, where he was able to land.
So many people praise the pilot, identified as 18-year-old Landon Lucas, for landing the plane safely.
“We got on and couldn’t believe what we were seeing, but he’s a very young pilot and what an amazing job he’s done,” a woman told Eyewitness News. “It’s amazing that he managed to get out of it. So hats off to the pilot, he did a great job.
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CBS3’s Wakisha Bailey reports.