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Low-flying mystery plane scares New York State Thruway drivers

Posted: 11:06 PM, Jul 03, 2013
Updated: 2013-07-03 23:06:22-04

RAMAPO (PIX11) – “It was really within a minute that I saw the jet come over, it was extremely low, said Ramapo Police Captain Brad Weidel.

They thought it was going to crash on the New York State Thruway.

What eyewitnesses described as a mid-size twin engine jet with it’s landing gear visible flying near cars and homes.

“It had two engines,” said Ramapo Police Captain Weidel.

Then the 911 calls started coming in.

About the terror in the sky only about 200 feet above ground. A busy thoroughfare and a residential neighborhood potentially at risk. It was white and described as possibly a private airplane.

“A lot of people around, very scary this could be flying around here,” said New City resident Lizette Crudele.

The Jet was last spotted in Rockland county according to police, it went at least as far as the garden state parkway and then vanished.

“I think it was bizarre, we have a lot of aircraft flying in the area for the plane we want to know what happened and why it wasn’t reported to the FAA,” said Ramapo Police Commissioner Christopher St. Lawrence.

Ramapo police captain Brad Weidel was preparing to respond to a catastrophe.Now, the mystery in the sky is haunting him.

Ramapo police said the FAA was notified and the Department of Homeland Security.