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US Teen pilot makes emergency landing on New Jersey bridge

03:55  22 july  2021
03:55  22 july  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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A teenage pilot had to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey bridge Monday afternoon after the aircraft experienced an engine malfunction.

A BRAVE teen pilot pulled off an incredible emergency landing on a New Jersey bridge after his banner plane suffered engine trouble on Monday. Landon Lucas, an 18-year-old who flies for Paramount Air Service, radioed in for help as he was soaring through the air over Ocean City. As the he was flying, he realized he needed to make an emergency landing or risk certain death. The 18-year-old pilot released the banner into the ocean near the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. He attempting to reach the Ocean City Municipal Airport when he seized an opportunity to land on the westbound

A teenage pilot had to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey bridge Monday afternoon after the aircraft experienced an engine malfunction.

a group of people standing around a plane: A teen pilot flying a single engine plane over Ocean City, NJ, made an emergency landing on Route 52 Causeway Bridge Monday afternoon after declaring at an emergency around 12:37pET, according to a statement from the FAA. © Kr4shorerealestate/Instagram A teen pilot flying a single engine plane over Ocean City, NJ, made an emergency landing on Route 52 Causeway Bridge Monday afternoon after declaring at an emergency around 12:37pET, according to a statement from the FAA.

Landon Lucas, 18, was flying a banner plane over the southern New Jersey shoreline when he realized the airbox of his plane was dangling off the spring, preventing a proper flow of fuel on his aircraft.

Lucas said he attempted to land at Ocean City Municipal Airport, but as the airbox continued to malfunction, he knew he would be unable to make his intended destination. He told CNN that after realizing this, his main priority was finding any place he could land safely and immediately.

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Teen pilot makes emergency landing on Jersey Shore bridge . Landon Lucas, 18, spotted a gap in traffic in the westbound lanes of the Route 52 causeway and landed his plane safety. He tells the story to a local reporter. FAA regulations have made it nearly impossible, and HIGHLY unaffordable for new GA aircraft to be built/sold. Thus, most PPLs are flying 40, 50 and 60 year old aircraft with tens of thousands of hours on them. Stuff like this breaks after 50+ years. An additional complication is that ONLY certified airframe and powerplant mechanics are allowed to work on them at all, and most PPLs

A teenage pilot flying a banner plane over the Jersey Shore was able to safely land his plane on a bridge near Ocean City Monday afternoon after he experienced engine trouble, authorities say. OCEAN CITY, N . J . - The pilot of a small banner plane escaped without injury Monday after making an emergency landing on a bridge in Ocean City, New Jersey . Crews responded to a call that a plane had made an emergency landing on the Route 52 Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point around 12:38 p.m.

"It was a little stressful," Lucas said. "You're right in the danger zone. I was feeling overly excited to land. You just have to do it, you have to land."

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to CNN that Lucas was able to land his plane on a bridge on the Route 52 highway near Ocean City, New Jersey. The highway connects Ocean City to mainland New Jersey.

"A single-engine Piper J3C-65 Cub landed on the Route 52 bridge...after the pilot declared an emergency at 12:37 p.m. local time Monday," the FAA said in a statement.

Doug Bergen, public information officer for Ocean City, said Tuesday that there was no damage to the aircraft, nor to vehicle drivers on the bridge.

Lucas, who was the sole person on the plane, said he did not suffer any injuries.

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A teen pilot ’s skills were tested Monday when he successfully landed his plane after experiencing a mechanical failure. There was no damage to the plane or the bridge . Authorities said the plane’s wings will be removed and the fuselage will be towed away. Plane crash on Ocean City, New Jersey bridge .

A teen pilot made an emergency landing on a New Jersey bridge Monday after experiencing engine trouble . BladsyeMediaTV en flieksTV-kanaalNewsChannel 5 NashvilleVideo'sTeen lands plane on bridge near New Jersey .

"There was not a scratch, just traffic," he said.

The Ocean City Police Department and the FAA arrived to the scene to inspect the aircraft shortly after its landing. Both the FAA and the National Safety Transportation Board will investigate the incident, the FAA said.

a airplane that is driving down the road: The Ocean City Police Department and the FAA arrived to the scene to inspect the aircraft shortly after its landing. Both the FAA and the National Safety Transportation Board will investigate the incident, the FAA said. © Kr4shorerealestate/Instagram The Ocean City Police Department and the FAA arrived to the scene to inspect the aircraft shortly after its landing. Both the FAA and the National Safety Transportation Board will investigate the incident, the FAA said.

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