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Small Plane Lands in Water at Queens Beach

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A single-engine plane landed in the waters off Rockaway near JFK Airport Monday night — but all three aboard are safe.

NYPD emergency crews pulled the pilot and two passengers out of the plane, which went down in the surf near Beach 56th St. around 7 p.m. Monday. It was not clear what caused the plane to go down.

The plane took off from Farmingdale, Long Island, and was headed west, according to police. The destination was not known but officials said it was not believed to be headed to the airport.

The cause is under investigation.

With the Associated Press

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