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Stunt airplane lands safely on Route 231 after engine seizes

A police spokeswoman said there were no injuries

A police spokeswoman said there were no injuries after a small airplane landed on Route 231 in Babylon, just north of Montauk Highway, near John Street, shortly before 1 p.m. (May 2, 2013) Photo Credit: James Carbone

A pilot training for an air show landed a single-engine stunt plane on Route 231 in Babylon Thursday afternoon after the engine seized and all three propeller blades snapped in midair.

Witnesses said the gliding plane landed safely in the southbound lanes, squeezing between cars and trucks.

The pilot, David Windmiller, 49, of Melville, scrambled out of the cockpit uninjured shortly before...

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