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Plane slides off the landing run at Lufker Airport; no one injured

A small single engine airplane stopped over Montauk Highway, west of Locust Avenue in East Moriches, after worn the runway…

A small single engine airplane stopped over Montauk Highway, west of Locust Avenue in East Moriches, after worn the runway at Lufker Airport shortly after dinner Saturday.

“The Piper Warrior aircraft was crossed and crossed the road,” said Ron DeLalio, Lufker Airport Manager. “The pilot left the Republic Airport in East Farmingdale for maintenance at Lufker and could not have been used to land on a short grass field.”

Pilot Nedie Seidu, 30 in Manhattan, was not injured, according to the police in Suffolk County.

“The plane’s gear wheel was bent,” said DeLalio.

The authorities closed Montauk Highway so the planet could be removed. Seidu moved a Piper PA-28-1

61 Warrior II when he attempted to land the plane at 12.15, police said.

Police said the planet that had a damaged wing and propellers struck a sign and stopped in front of 130 Montauk Hwy. The FAA was called to the stage.

Permanent Flight Plan 1982 is registered to Wilmington, Delaware-based instructional pilot company 2BAPILOTNYC Corp., flying out of the Republic. Seidu is an experienced commercial pilot, according to the owner of 2BAPILOTNYC.

“Trying to land on 2 300 meters of grass can be challenging,” says DeLalio.

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