Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N12493: Incident occurred July 13, 2018 in Keansburg, Monmouth County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro

Landed on a beach.

Date: 13-JUL-18
Time: 14:25:00Z
Regis#: N12493
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172M
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

KEANSBURG - A small plane made a precautionary landing on the beach in Keansburg Friday morning, according to Federal Aviation Administration officials.

The Cessna 172 landed about 10:25 a.m. after the pilot reported engine trouble, according to a tweet from the FAA. Two people were on board the aircraft, and the FAA is investigating.

No one was injured in the landing, according to an officer at the scene who wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the incident.

"I heard air traffic overhead but I thought it was helicopter traffic," said Chris Green, 52, whose Keansburg home is located across the street from the beach. 

By the time Green reached the scene, law enforcement had surrounded the plane. 

"I'm just glad nobody was hurt," Green said. 

The plane is a single-engine, fixed wing aircraft manufactured in 1973. It is co-owned by a Metuchen man, according to its FAA registration.

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