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Pilot lands plane on Long Island highway (VIDEO)

Posted: 4:17 PM, May 02, 2013
Updated: 2013-05-02 16:22:49-04

A pilot made an emergency landing Thursday on Route 231 in Babylon after his single-engine plane began malfunctioning in air, Newsday reported.

David Windmiller of Babylon was 2,200 feet in the air when three propeller blades broke.

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David Windmiller landed his plane on Route 231 in Babylon.

“Just within seconds afterward, the motor seized and came apart in the air and I had to pick a place to land and not hurt anyone,” said Windmiller, who was not hurt.

He says he was able to “wiggle in and out of some cars” and “behind trucks.”

Windmiller told Newsday he is preparing to fly in the annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, which takes place May 25 and 26.