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Small plane makes emergency landing on NYC expressway; highway closed, emergency crews there

In this photo downloaded from the New York City Police Department’s Twitter account, a light airplane’s fuselage rests on the roadway after its pilot made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx borough of New York, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2014. Officials said that there were no serious injuries after the Piper PA-28, set down at around 3:20 p.m. on the northbound side of the highway. After safely removing the fuel from the aircraft, a flatbed truck eventually carried the plane off the highway. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
January 04, 2014 - 1:34 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City emergency officials say a small plane has made an emergency landing on an interstate highway in the borough of the Bronx.

Officials with the city's Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management say the plane touched down Saturday afternoon on the Major Deegan Expressway.

It wasn't immediately clear why the plane landed on the highway.

The highway was closed and emergency personnel were on the scene.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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