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Aircraft glides off the runway at Lufker Airport; nobody hurt



A small single-engine plane came to a halt across the Montauk Highway, west of Locust Avenue in East Moriches, after being thrown off the runway at Lufker Airport shortly after noon on Saturday.

"The Piper Warrior aircraft passed and crossed the street," said Ron DeLalio, airport manager at Lufker. "The pilot left the Republic Airport in East Farmingdale for maintenance at Lufker and would not have been used to landing on a short meadow."

The pilot, Nedie Seidu, 30, of Manhattan, was not injured, according to police from Suffolk County.

"The nosewheel of the plane has been bent down," said DeLalio.

Authorities closed Montauk Highway so the plane could be removed. Seidu flew a Piper PA-28-1

61 Warrior II when he attempted to land the plane at 12:15 pm, the police said.

The police said that the aircraft, which had a damaged wing and propeller, hit a shield and stopped at 130 Montauk Highway. The FAA was called to the scene.

The wing established in 1982 becomes Wilmington, Delaware-based teaching controlling company 2BAPILOTNYC Corp. registered, which flies from the republic. According to the owner of 2BAPILOTNYC, Seidu is an experienced professional pilot.

"Trying to land on 2,300 feet of grass can be a challenge," said DeLalio.


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