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Small plane makes emergency landing on NYC highway

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - They say nothing shocks New Yorkers.

How about a plane landing in the middle of an expressway?

A small plane made an emergency landing on an interstate highway in the Bronx on Saturday.

Officials with the city's Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management say the plane touched down Saturday afternoon on the Major Deegan Expressway in the area of East 233rd Street.

Three injuries were reported in connection with the landing, officials said, but none of them were serious. Previous reports said four people were injured.

The injured were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. St. Barnabas released a statement saying the hospital received two men and one woman, and that two had refused treatment. All three were expected to be released Saturday.

The plane had minor damage, according to the FAA, and was a four-seat, one-engine 1966 Piper PA.

The plane is registered to Michael Schwartz of South Salem, N.Y., and the Danbury Municipal Airport confirmed that Schwartz was the pilot when it took off.

The plane was on its way back to Danbury, Connecticut when the pilot made the emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble.

The Major Deegan was closed while emergency personnel were on the scene taking the plane off the highway.

A Dept. of Transportation road crew saw the incoming plane and blocked traffic, creating a runway for the pilot.

"When I first saw it I thought it was big bird. All you could see was the white part of the underbelly. At first I'm stunned then I realized I had to do something. I took off in my truck. I started weaving and blowing my horn, I was able to stop the trucks. The plane flying in front of us needed somewhere to land," said Miguel Lopez, Supervisor of Highway Repairers, NYC DOT.
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