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Plane makes emergency landing on New York highway

Published on Jan 5, 2014 11:34 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - A small plane made an emergency landing on a highway in the Bronx borough of New York, injuring the pilot and two passengers, as the area battled a brutal cold snap.

The single-engine propeller plane landed around 3.20pm on Saturday (4.20am Sunday Singapore time) in the Major Deegan Expressway's northbound lane near 233rd Street, the New York City Fire Department said on its Twitter feed.

The situation was "under control," it added, noting that no cars were affected and that there was no fire or fuel spilled. Firefighters removed the plane's fuel before moving it to avoid the risk of a blaze.

The injured, two men and one woman, left the plane and were taken to St Barnabas Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

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