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Small Plane Makes Emergency Crash-Landing in Rye Brook

Pilot suffered minor facial lacerations, made 911 call.

A small plane crash-landed near Westchester County Airport shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to Rye Brook police.

The pilot, whose identity is not being released, suffered "minor lacerations" on his face and was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The pilot was the only person onboard and was conscious, making the 911 call that initially went through to Harrison before the plane's GPS located the aircraft in Rye Brook. 

According to police, the pilot had "difficulty" with the plane and attempted to make an emergency landing at the airport. As the plane came down it apparently clipped some trees before making landfall at 1100 King Street in the Reckson Executive Park, where it "spun a couple of times" in the parking lot before coming to a stop on its belly, said a police source. 

The nose of the plane and landing gear were damaged.  

The call came through at 12:30 a.m. and Rye Brook, Harrison, and Westchester County police responded. Harrison EMS and FAA investigators were also on the scene. The plane is now secured at Westchester County Airport.  

The FAA is conducting an investigation.

Stay with Patch for updates on this story.

joshua tanner November 18, 2012 at 04:01 AM
What that about 3 local little plane emergency landings this year?
Linda Turturino November 19, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Has anyone seen the planes flying over lately lower and low ...get ready folks we are going to have a major crash hope we are prepared for this ......
John November 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Great job by a fellow pilot !!!
Charmae November 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Thank God he's alive to tell the story.
John December 05, 2012 at 05:36 PM
the planes are Weather modification . Let your local officials know about them.
John December 05, 2012 at 05:38 PM
the planes are weather modification . They fly back and forth. and leave the sky white at night . Larger planes can be seen leaving trails during day . Let your local officials know as its outrageous we allow this.
Nummy December 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM
John I also heard the government want to buy our vacuum dust, they will send it up to 38,000 feet and drop it in the the air, this will cause sun blockage and lower the temp of the globe. I think the government is just trying to make sure we vacuum our homes
dita von struedel van trappyodel December 05, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I guess drinking and flying don't mix. Drinking and commenting are even worse! Is this X Files land or what?
Nummy December 05, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Here's a secret tip for X-files fans: Drink two bottles of vodka. You'll invariably wake up in a strange place with all recollections of the previous nights events mysteriously "erased".
dita von struedel van trappyodel December 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Wow, that has happened to me many times... and here I thought all this time it was aliens ( or weather modifiers). Thanks for your insight Nummy.

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