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Plane lands on Long Island highway; no injuries reported

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane practicing for an upcoming air show was forced to make an emergency landing on a Long Island highway on Thursday afternoon.

David Windmiller says he was on his way back to Republic Airport in a small single-engine plane when he says the engine quit.

He had to land the plane on Route 231 near Babylon. Windmiller says there was not too much traffic on the road, which is why he decided to land there. No injuries were reported.

Windmiller is married and the father of five children. He says he had no time to get nervous.

He says he feels blessed that no one got hurt.

He plans to participate in the upcoming air show at Jones Beach on Memorial Day weekend.

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