Emergency landing: Small plane touches down on Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai


Emergency maintenance and transportation crews were preparing today to tow away a small plane that landed safely on Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai at sunset on Wednesday.

Suffolk Police said the 60-year-old male pilot and his one passenger, a 59-year-old woman, were not injured in the 7:30 p.m. landing. Additionally, no one on the beach — a popular destination to watch the sun go down over the horizon in Port Jefferson — was injured.

The plane knocked over at least one sign as it touched down and rolled in the sand along the shore. It nearly toppled over as it came to a rest just north of the basketball courts located at the west end of the beach parking lot. [Scroll down for exclusive photos.]

Emergency landing video

A sunset gazer captured video of the landing.

The FAA is investigating the landing, police said.

Preparing to tow

Photos: Greater Long Island photos

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