Small plane makes emergency landing on golf course - New York News

Small plane makes emergency landing on golf course

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WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say no injuries were reported when a small plane made an emergency landing at northern New Jersey golf course.

Stephen Lind, the 62-year-old pilot of the single-engine Cessna, told The Star-Ledger that he was planning to land at Essex County Airport in Fairfield.

But the plane experienced engine trouble as he neared the airport on Saturday afternoon, so the Whippany resident instead landed safely on a fairway at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell.

Lind and a 16-year-old girl he was giving a flight lesson to were the only people on board.

As he was preparing to land, Lind spotted three fairways. But he couldn't land on the two longer ones because golfers were playing on those areas.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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