Authorities: 18-year-old pilot safely lands banner plane on bridge; no injuries

Authorities say the pilot of a banner plane made an emergency landing on a bridge in Cape May County, briefly snarling traffic but causing no injuries.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2021, 7:07 PM

Updated 1,004 days ago

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Authorities say the pilot of a banner plane made an emergency landing on a bridge in Cape May County, briefly snarling traffic but causing no injuries.
Landon Lucas, 18, reported that his plane started having engine trouble around 12:30 p.m. Monday as he was flying near the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.
Authorities say Lucas released his banner into the ocean and was trying to fly to a nearby municipal airport in Ocean City when he spotted a gap in traffic in the westbound lanes of the Route 52 causeway, which connects Ocean City and Somers Point.
Witnesses said Lucas landed the plane without incident and officials say the aircraft wasn't damaged.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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