EAST MORICHES, N.Y. — A small airplane ended up on a Long Island road after authorities said it ran off the runway at a nearby airfield.
It happened around 12:30 p.m. Saturday by Lufker Airport in East Moriches. The Federal Aviation Administration says a Piper PA-28 landed and rolled off the runway onto the adjacent Montauk Highway, with two people aboard.
The plane crossed onto the Montauk Highway, struck a sign before coming to a stop, in front of 130 Montauk Highway, police said.
A wing and the propeller were damaged, according to police.
Lufker Airport is a small airfield, and Montauk Highway is a two-lane road through that part of eastern Long Island.
The single-engine plane’s tail number shows it’s owned by a Long Island flight school and aircraft rental company. A man who answered its phone declined to comment and hung up.
No injuries were reported, police said.
The FAA is investigating the incident.AlertMe