Teen Pilot Succesfully Makes Emergency Landing on Ocean City Bridge

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A little after 12:30 PM on Monday afternoon, Ocean City police and fire crews responded to a call that a small plane was making an emergency landing. The plane, which was flying an advertisement banner, touched down on the Route 52 Causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point.

According to a city release, Landon Lucas, an 18-year-old flying for Paramount Air Service, reported that his plane began to experience engine trouble as he was flying near Steel Pier, in Atlantic City. The teenage pilot released his banner into the ocean before attempting to make his way to Ocean City Municipal Airport. Before reaching the airport, he spotted a gap in traffic sufficient enough for an emergency landing.

The pilot successfully landed the plane with no injuries to himself or other motorists. Traffic was briefly reduced to one lane as crews removed the wings and towed the plane away.

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