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Teen pilot makes emergency landing on New Jersey bridge

July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A teenage pilot had to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey bridge Monday afternoon after the aircraft experienced an engine malfunction.

(CNN)A teenage pilot had to make an emergency landing on a New Jersey bridge Monday afternoon after the aircraft experienced an engine malfunction.

Lucas said he attempted to land at Ocean City Municipal Airport, but as the airbox continued to malfunction, he knew he would be unable to make his intended destination.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to CNN that Lucas was able to land his plane on a bridge on the Route 52 highway near Ocean City, New Jersey.

"A single-engine Piper J3C-65 Cub landed on the Route 52 bridge. . . after the pilot declared an emergency at 12:37 p. m. local time Monday," the FAA said in a statement.

Doug Bergen, public information officer for Ocean City, said Tuesday that there was no damage to the aircraft, nor to vehicle drivers on the bridge.

The Ocean City Police Department and the FAA arrived to the scene to inspect the aircraft shortly after its landing.

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