04-14-2019 | 10:30 PM | VALLEY STREAM,NY — A Cessna Pilot became disoriented in heavy fog causing the plane to go down in front of home after running out of fuel.
At 10:30pm on Sunday night a Cessna 172 made an emergency landing into a Long Island, New York neighborhood after running out of fuel. The plane which is a registered rental out Danny Waizman Flight School And Aircraft Rental in Farmingdale, New York was returning from a trip in Niagra Falls, New York.
The pilot Dongl Kim, 27 of Flushing, New York and his 2 passengers, Hung Joo Na, 27 of Flushing, New York & Jung Woo, 26 also of Flushing, New York were returning to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York when the unthinkable happened. As the plane approached the small suburban New York airport, the pilot attempted to land the plane unsuccessfully four times. According to Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder, after the unsuccessful landing attempts at Republic Airport, the aircraft was redirected to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) where again they unsuccessfully landed the plane twice.
The Nassau County Police Department confirms that the Cessna 172 continued on a wild ride very low on fuel as the clipped the rooftop of a church in Valley Stream, New York. The plane then careened into the front yard of a home at 113 Claredon Drive in Valley Stream, New York.
Commissioner Ryder said the overhead electrical wires prevented the small plane from striking the residential property on Claredon Drive. All three occupants on board were able to self-evacuate the aircraft prior to the arrival of police and emergency personnel. One passenger suffered a minor finger injury and and treated by EMS.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to the scene and is currently conducting an investigation.
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