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Small plane makes emergency landing on lawn

July 7, 2019

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday in a residential neighborhood in Rhode Island, coming to a stop on a lawn.

It was not clear if anyone was injured. Police in South Kingstown said they could not release details yet. Photos of the plane sitting on a lawn show that it appears to be largely intact.

Stacey Leasca was watching TV when she heard a plane flying low. She went outside and saw the plane make a few passes over the neighborhood in South Kingstown. She told her mother to call 911.

Leasca, who is a travel journalist and was visiting her parents, says the plane was so low that she could see the pilot looking for a safe place to land.

“It’s a true testament to him that he was able to safely land without hurting anyone,” she said. “This guy did exactly what he’s supposed to.”

Leasca shot a brief video that shows the plane flying just above the trees that line the quiet street.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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