OCEAN CITY – The pilot of a small banner plane who developed engine problems made an emergency landing on the Route 52 Causeway (9th Street) bridge on Monday afternoon.
The plane was flying for Paramount Air Service near Steel Pier in Atlantic City when the problems started around 12:40 p.m.
Pilot Landon Lucas, 18, dropped the banner into the ocean in an attempt to land at Ocean City Municipal Airport, police said.
When the problem persisted, Lucas landed the plane in a traffic hole on the westbound lanes on the bridge between Ocean City and Somers Point, police said.
Banner Plane lands on Ocean City Bridge
The 18-year-old pilot of a small banner plane who developed engine problems made an emergency landing on the Route 52 Causeway Street bridge in Ocean City on July 19, 2021
Lucas was not injured during the landing, nor any driver. Workers try to remove the wings so that the plane can be towed.
The bridge was closed westbound at 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon with one lane open eastbound.
A woman who answered the phone at Paramount Air Service told New Jersey 101.5 that “no one was hurt, we are grateful.”
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