1. CLOSE CALL

    Plane Lands on NYC Highway

    In this photo downloaded from the New York City Fire Department’s Twitter account, firefighters stand near a light airplane that made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx borough of New York, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Fire officials say all were taken to a hospital, but there have been no immediate reports of serious injuries. (AP Photo/New York City Fire Department)

    New York City Fire Department/AP

    There’s normally no room for New York City highways for cars, let alone for a plane (albeit a small one) to make a landing. But that’s exactly what happened Saturday afternoon when a small passenger plane made an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, with no serious injuries to anyone on board or on the ground. The plane had been headed back to Connecticut after taking a tour of the Statue of Liberty when it apparently had engine trouble. A city Department of Transportation crew fixing potholes on the Major Deegan noticed the aircraft in distress and stopped traffic, clearing the space for the plane to land. The DOT crew helped those on board out of the aircraft, and they were taken to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

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