A single-engine aircraft landed safely in the Rockaway surf near...

A single-engine aircraft landed safely in the Rockaway surf near Beach 56 Street without injury to the pilot and two passengers on board. NYPD Aviation and Harbor Units responded to the scene. The cause of the mishap is under investigation. (April 4, 2011) Credit: NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a single-engine plane landed in the surf not far from John F. Kennedy Airport, but all three people aboard are reported safe.

It's not clear what caused the plane to go down at about 7 p.m. Monday in the waters off Rockaway. Two passengers and the pilot were pulled from the plane by police emergency crews. There were no injuries.

Police say the plane took off from Farmingdale, and was headed west. The destination was not immediately known. The plane was not believed to be headed for the airport.

Police harbor and aviation crews responded to the scene. The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

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