Small plane makes emergency landing on Major Deegan Expressway

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THE BRONX (PIX11/AP) —  A small plane that made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway and avoided hitting any cars.

The single-engine Piper PA-28 landed on the northbound side of the expressway in the Bronx Saturday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

The plane was returning to Connecticut after touring the Statue of Liberty

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, a five-member DOT roadway maintenance crew was on its way to make post-storm pothole repairs and noticed the plane in distress.

The DOT crew stopped all traffic on the highway to aid the three passengers until police arrived.

The plane had taken off from the Danbury Municipal Airport.

He said it was on its way back to Danbury, Conn., when it experienced engine problems.

Three people were on board the plane and were treated at a Bronx hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.