Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On Ocean City Bridge

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  OCEAN CITY – Drivers on the Causeway bridge got quite the show today when a banner plane had to make an emergency landing in the middle of the road.

  Police responded to the Route 52 Causeway Bridge between Ocean City and Somers Point at 12:38 p.m. about the incident.

  The pilot, 18-year-old Landon Lucas, who flies for Paramount Air Service, told police that his plane started to have engine trouble while flying in Atlantic City near the Steel Pier.

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  Lucas said he released the banner into the ocean and tried to land at the municipal airport in Ocean City. But things didn’t go as planned and instead made the emergency landing when he spotted a gap in traffic on the westbound lanes headed into Somers Point.


  Lucas managed to land the plane without damaging the plane, injuring himself or others, police said.

  Officials are still investigating the scene, with a crew working on removing the plane from the bridge.

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