Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Long Island Golf Course After Engine Failure: FAA

A small plane had to make an emergency landing on a Long Island golf course after an engine problem Monday, authorities say.

The Federal Aviation Administration reports the Cessna C172, bound for Islip, went down on the course at the Bellport Country Club in Bellport around 6:15 a.m. after the pilot reported an engine failure. It had departed from Brookhaven Airport.

Emergency transmissions indicated it landed near the 12th hole. The pilot was the only person aboard and was not injured. No one on the ground was hurt either.

Police say the plane clipped a tree on its way down, causing minor damage to one of the aircraft wings.

The FAA says it is investigating.

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