Plane Makes Emergency Landing On LI Beach

A plane made an emergency landing at Smith Point County on Sunday. (Courtesy Suffolk County Parks Police Sgt. Jeff Campo.)

Lisa Finn's profile pictureLisa Finn, Patch StaffVerified Patch Staff BadgePosted Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm ET|Updated Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 9:58 am ET

SHIRLEY, NY — A pilot made an emergency landing on the beach at Smith Point County Park on Sunday.

The plane, which was pulling a banner, lost power in the afternoon, according to Suffolk County Park Police Sgt. Jeff Campo.

“The pilot was able to land it safely on the outer beach,” he said.

The plane landed just west of Moriches Inlet, between Cut 2 and 3, at Smith Point, Campo said.

Campo said while he believes the plane might be a Cessna, the make and model hasn’t yet been positively identified.

On Monday, the plan is to remove the wings, drain the fuel, and remove the plane from the beach with a truck, Campo said.

No one was injured during, he said.

June 6, 2021

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