Chelsea IrizarryJan 29, 2018, 1:36 pm

FAA: Small plane flips onto Robert Moses State Park after emergency landing

Officials say a male pilot instructor and 2 teenage students were on board the aircraft

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BABYLON — The Federal Aviation Administration says a small Cessna plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the beach at Robert Moses State Park Filed 2 around 9:20 a.m. Monday morning. The craft flipped upside down during the landing.

Parks department officials say three were on board at the time of the landing. So far, the cause is being slated as mechanical issues.

A male pilot and two 16-year-old students, one male and the other female, were on board.

Nobody on board the plane suffered injuries, but the minors were transported to a local hospital for precautionary measures.

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Deputy Regional Director George Gorman says the airspace above the beach is utilized for recreational planes and to train pilots.

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