Teen pilot makes emergency landing on New Jersey bridge

Teen pilot makes emergency landing on New Jersey bridge


It was a banner landing.

A quick-thinking 18-year-old pilot touched down his single-engine airplane on a bridge in South Jersey Monday afternoon in an emergency landing, according to reports.

Landon Lucas, who flies for Paramount Air Service, reported that his banner-toting Piper developed engine trouble as he flew near Steel Pier in Atlantic City, WPVI reported.

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The fast-acting aviator released his banner into the ocean as he tried reaching the Ocean City Municipal Airport, but decided to set the plane down on the Route 52 Causeway.

He landed without a scratch to himself or to anyone else on the road, officials said.

Eyewitness Daniel Lepone told the news outlet that he was on his way home when he saw the aircraft “going lower and lower.”

“I heard a loud boom and the propeller and it was really loud and I could see it just drift down slowly. It was pretty scary,” he said.

Landon Lucas reported that his banner-toting

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