Small plane makes emergency landing on Bronx expressway

Small plane makes emergency landing on Bronx expressway

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Small plane makes emergency landing on Bronx expressway

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by NBC News staff

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Posted on January 4, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 4 at 5:24 PM

NEW YORK -- A small plane made an emergency landing on the busy Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Saturday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries to three people on board, the New York City Fire Department said.

Two men and one woman were hurt when the plane landed near East 233rd Street shortly before 3:22 p.m. ET. They were transported to St. Barnabas Hospital, which is about four miles from the scene, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY wrote in a tweet that the injuries were "non-life threatening" and no cars on the highway were affected.

Two of the injured refused treatment and all three were expected to be released Saturday, according to St. Barnabas Hospital.

The four-seat, one-engine 1966 Piper PA sustained minor damage, the FAA reported to NBC New York. The plane is registered to an owner in South Salem, N.Y, according to aircraft registration records.

The city's Office of Emergency Management said drivers should expect traffic delays.

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