THE BRONX, NY – Pigeon poo isn’t the only thing dropping out of the sky in New York City these days. A small plane made a miracle emergency landing by successfully touching down on a busy Bronx highway. The single-engine Piper was piloted by 50-year-old Michael Schwartz and carrying two female passengers. All three sustained minor injuries but none are believed to be life threatening.
Dropping fast over the boogie down Bronx, the lucky pilot was able to land on the usually heavily trafficked Major Deegan Expressway only because a pothole repair crew (who just happened to be on the busy roadway at the time) stopped cars along the makeshift runway.
Authorities are now investigating why the plane went down. Also possibly looking for answers is the pilot’s wife, who when questioned by reporters whether she was one of the women on-board the downed plane, Mrs. Schwartz said “No”. Then added, “Why don’t you ask him? I’m sure he would be happy to tell you.”
Looks like this hard landing might not be Michael Schwartz’s only bumpy ride.