Passenger recalls plane landing on Bronx highway

Passenger recalls plane landing on Bronx highway

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NEW YORK (AP) - A passenger in a single-engine plane that made an emergency landing on a New York City highway recalls "freaking out" as the plane lost elevation.

Kristina Terrell was one of three people on the Piper aircraft that landed on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx on Jan. 4.

Terrell tells The Journal News  that the plane started losing elevation over the Hudson River.

Pilot Michael Schwartz got on the radio with a traffic controller and reviewed his options.

Schwartz determined that landing on the highway was the best option.

Terrell says Schwartz landed the plane calmly and did "a great job."

Schwartz, Terrell and fellow passenger Monica Castillo all walked away with only minor injuries.

It's not known what kind of engine problems the plane experienced.

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