VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Three folks survived an emergency touchdown Sunday on Lengthy Island.
The aircraft landed on the entrance garden of a house in Valley Stream.
A pilot and two passengers have been on board the Cessna 172 plane when it went down shortly after 10 p.m. on Clarendon Street.
The aircraft got here to a cease nose-down, tangled in energy strains, which left the neighborhood in the dead of night.
“Simply heard a bang and the lights went out,” resident Vinnie Accardi informed CBS2.
“After all naturally I used to be actually scared,” mentioned resident Deanna Younger. “All of us ran exterior and there was man throughout the road screaming, ‘that’s a aircraft, there’s a aircraft on our block,’ and I used to be similar to, ‘what?’”
Residents mentioned they have been shocked to see the pilot and passengers make it out largely unscathed. One suffered a sprained finger.
“That’s insane to me,” Younger mentioned. “There’s these guys sitting on the curb, wanting utterly shook and wrecked, and so they appeared to not have any scratches on them. So we’re considering, OK they’re alright. I discover out they crawled out of the aircraft that’s suspended by energy strains within the air.”
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The pilot has been recognized as 27-year-old Dongl Kim, and his passengers have been recognized as Hong Joo Na and Jung Woo, each of their 20s.
Authorities mentioned the Cessna 172 was rented from Danny Waizman flight college at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.
The aircraft flew to Niagra and was on its approach again when it missed the runway at Republic 4 occasions. Police mentioned it was redirected to John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport, the place it missed that runway twice.
“As they got here round, they ran out of gasoline, they caught the rooftop of the church,” mentioned Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. “The wires prevented the aircraft from truly hanging the bottom. It hung it up about one foot from hitting the bottom.”
About 200 properties misplaced energy, however the homes and residents have been all OK.
“The way it missed the homes, who is aware of,” Accardi mentioned.
The Federal Aviation Administration was known as to research the touchdown. It’s believed fog might have been an element.